The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

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Hyperion Books, Jun 1, 2005 - History - 448 pages
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A real-life thriller from acclaimed historian and author of The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks-the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees n an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out in 1805 on a secret mission to over-throw the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, but at the last moment he grew wary of 'intermeddling' in a foreign government, and Eaton set off without proper national support.

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Richard Zacks is one of those authors that infuriates you because there is so much time between his books. The reason of course is clear when you start reading them: he does a lot of research. I could ... Read full review

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In the late 1700's and early 1800's European shipping and that of the nation called the USA were being harassed by pirates in the Mediterranean Seas. There bases of operation were located in the ... Read full review

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Tripoli
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Diseased Liver
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Washington City
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About the author (2005)

Richard Zacks is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, a former syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, and a freelance journalist for Atlantic Monthly, Time, the Village Voice, London Times, Life, and other publications.

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