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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:978-0-14-312943-1
Publication Date:Oct 2016
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Sentinel
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
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When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt, with its economy and dignity under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary Coast routinely captured American merchant ships and held the sailors as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. For fifteen years, America had tried to work with the four Muslim powers (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco) driving the piracy, but negotiation proved...
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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. He is currently a co-host of Fox's morning show, Fox and Friends.

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