Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation
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.
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Review: Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the US Navy and Shaped a NationUser Review - Kristjan - Goodreads
Perhaps a more appropriate title would be "'Victory' in Tripoli" or "Victory in Algiers". The "victory" in Tripoli, was quite hollow and did very little to restore national honor. As the last chapter ... Read full review
Review: Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the US Navy and Shaped a NationUser Review - Goodreads
Good book on the Barbary Wars. gives you enough desert adventure, exploding ships, and, yes, even swashbuckling to get you through the lulls and hand wringing back in Washington, without completely abandoning those important facets of the story.
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