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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The Forgotten War That Changed American History

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates( )
Author: Kilmeade, Brian
Yaeger, Don
ISBN:978-0-14-313183-0
Publication Date:Nov 2017
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Sentinel
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $17.99
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When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford. Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate with the leaders of the Barbary states, who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement...
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Kilmeade, Brian (Author)
Brian Kilmeade was born on May 7, 1964. He graduated from C. W. Post in Long Island, New York in 1986. He started his career in journalism as a freelance sports anchor and covered the NewYork/New Jersey Metro-Stars soccer team. He is the author of The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports, It's How You Play the Game, George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History, and Andrew Jackson and the miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that shaped America's destiny. He is currently a co-host of Fox's morning show, Fox and Friends.

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