Victory In Tripoli

Author: Joshua London
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039847
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Victory In Tripoli from the Author: Joshua London. At the dawn of a new century, a newly elected U.S. president was forced to confront an escalating series of unprovoked attacks on Americans by Muslim terrorists sworn to carry out jihad against all Western powers. As timely and familiar as these events may seem, they occurred more than two centuries ago. The president was Thomas Jefferson, and the terrorists were the Barbary pirates. Victory in Tripoli recounts the untold story of one of the defining challenges overcome by the young U.S. republic. This fast-moving and dramatic tale examines the events that gave birth to the Navy and the Marines and re-creates the startling political, diplomatic, and military battles that were central to the conflict. This highly interesting and informative history offers deep insight into issues that remain fundamental to U.S. foreign policy decisions to this day.

The Barbary Pirates

Author: C. S. Forester
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1787206130
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The Barbary Pirates from the Author: C. S. Forester. C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That’s where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by “pirates” who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors—and the country’s young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters. This true tale features thrilling ocean battles, hand-to-hand combat, and the first landing on foreign soil by the U.S. Marines, and it’s as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published (1953).

The Shores Of Tripoli

Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164067
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The Shores Of Tripoli from the Author: James L. Haley. The first novel in award-winning historian James L. Haley’s brilliant adventure series featuring young midshipman Bliven Putnam as he begins his naval service aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion. Young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship Tripoli. He later returns under legendary Commodore Edward Preble on the Constitution, and marches across the Libyan desert with General Eaton to assault Derna—discovering the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected. Rich with historical detail and cracking with high-wire action, The Shores of Tripoli brings this amazing period in American history to life with brilliant clarity.

The Barbary Pirates

Author: William Dietrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061986976
Size: 31.54 MB
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The Barbary Pirates from the Author: William Dietrich. “William Dietrich is a born stylist, moving characters around on an historical chessboard with the assured hand of a master novelist firing on all cylinders. Ethan Gage is a wiry, battle-scarred hero, with great decency, who rings absolutely true.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key “William Dietrich...should be read by anyone who loves adventure at its grandest, or humor both smart and sharp, or romance with a wild heart.” —James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony New York Times bestselling author William Dietrich is back with another rollicking adventure in the popular Ethan Gage series, following Napoleon’s Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cypher. From the man Library Journal calls “a leader among historical novelists” comes a grand adventure, featuring a hero as memorable as Indiana Jones or George MacDonald Fraser’s Sir Harry Flashman.

History Barbary Pirates

Author: iMinds
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1921746041
Size: 37.23 MB
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History Barbary Pirates from the Author: iMinds. Learn about the Barbary Pirates with iMinds insightful knowledge series. For 350 years, from the late 15th century onwards, Europeans travelling by boat in the Mediterranean Sea were under constant threat of pirate attack. But these were not pirates as normally understood; rather, they were Muslim warriors officially sanctioned to plunder ships from Christian countries and kill or enslave anyone they found aboard. The ships of the Barbary corsairs, as the pirates were known, were usually owned by the local ruler, or pasha, who granted the captain of each ship license to engage in piracy against ships from non-Muslim countries. Local merchants would also invest in corsair ships, which could be a source of handsome profits. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

The Wars Of The Barbary Pirates

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472810295
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The Wars Of The Barbary Pirates from the Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes. The wars against the Barbary pirates not only signaled the determination of the United States to throw off its tributary status, liberate its citizens from slavery in North Africa, and reassert its right to trade freely upon the seas: they enabled America to regain its sense of national dignity. The wars also served as a catalyst for the development of a navy with which America could project its newly acquired power thousands of miles away. By the time the fighting was over the young republic bore the unmistakable marks of a nation destined to play a major role in international affairs.

The Stolen Village

Author: Des Ekin
Publisher: The O'Brien Press
ISBN: 1847174310
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The Stolen Village from the Author: Des Ekin. In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, led by the notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and bore them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. The prisoners were destined for a variety of fates -- some would live out their days chained to the oars as galley slaves, while others would spend long years in the scented seclusion of the harem or within the walls of the Sultan's palace. The old city of Algiers, with its narrow streets, intense heat and lively trade, was a melting pot where the villagers would join slaves and freemen of many nationalities. Only two of them ever saw Ireland again. The Sack of Baltimore was the most devastating invasion ever mounted by Islamist forces on Ireland or England. Des Ekin's exhaustive research illuminates the political intrigues that ensured the captives were left to their fate, and provides a vivid insight into the kind of life that would have awaited the slaves amid the souks and seraglios of old Algiers. The Stolen Village is a fascinating tale of international piracy and culture clash nearly 400 years ago and is the first book to cover this relatively unknown and under-researched incident in Irish history. Shortlisted for the Argosy Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year Award

The Barbary Pirates 15th 17th Centuries

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472815459
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The Barbary Pirates 15th 17th Centuries from the Author: Angus Konstam. For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized European navies they seldom faced serious opposition, and the scope of their raiding was remarkable. As well as piracy and slave-raiding they fought as privateers, sharing their spoils with the rulers of the port-cities that provided them with ships, men, and a ready market. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, and illustrates their appearance and that of their ships, explaining why they were so feared and effective.

The Story Of The Barbary Pirates

Author: R. Conrad Stein
Publisher: Childrens Pr
ISBN: 9780516046327
Size: 65.47 MB
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The Story Of The Barbary Pirates from the Author: R. Conrad Stein. Relates the circumstances of the United States' involvement with the Barbary States of North Africa in the early years of the nineteenth century.

The Aftermath Of The Wars Against The Barbary Pirates

Author: Brendan January
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822590948
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The Aftermath Of The Wars Against The Barbary Pirates from the Author: Brendan January. Examines the first "small war" in US history and its consequences.