Thomas jefferson and the tripoli pirates : The Forgotten War That Changed American History. / Brian Kilmeade.
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- ISBN: 9781101926734 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (4 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2015.
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Narrator: Brian Kilmeade.
"Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger." -Brad ThorThis is the little-known story of how a newly indepen-dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new coun-try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat...
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