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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The Forgotten War That Changed American History

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Kilmeade, Brian
Yaeger, Don
ISBN:978-1-59184-806-6
Publication Date:Nov 2015
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Sentinel
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
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The little-known story of Thomas Jefferson's battle to defend America against Islamic pirates. Kilmeade and Yeager recount the dramatic events building up to this forgotten war against the Tripoli pirates and the heroics that led to its resolution. They tell the story of a 25 year-old sailor named Stephen Decatur who sailed into the enemy harbour, his boat disguised as a Maltese merchant ship, and William Eaton who led Marines on a 500 mile trek across the desert to surprise the port...
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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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