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The Shores of Tripoli - Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates

James L. Haley

"The history is thoroughly researched, the fiction inventive, the style at once easygoing and rapid. … This is a marvelous and richly enjoyable novel, and the intended series to follow promises to do for the American Navy and the Marines what C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian did for the Royal Navy. … More, please." --Wall Street Journal The first novel in a brilliant new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, 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. "James L. Haley has taken the naval adventure genre to places it has not gone before, filled with strong, believable characters who nearly jump of the page, deeply researched details of life both here and abroad...and a powerful, sweeping view of one of the seminal events in the early history of our country...a rollicking good time."-Brian Kilmeade, author of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates "Page-turning action...Haley's deck-by-deck tour of the legendary frigate is fascinating."-Kirkus Reviews

"The history is thoroughly researched, the fiction inventive, the style at once easygoing and rapid. … This is a marvelous and richly enjoyable novel, and the intended series to follow promises to do for the American Navy and the Marines what C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian did for the Royal Navy. … More, please." --Wall Street Journal The first novel in a brilliant new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, 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. "James L. Haley has taken the naval adventure genre to places it has not gone before, filled with strong, believable characters who nearly jump of the page, deeply researched details of life both here and abroad...and a powerful, sweeping view of one of the seminal events in the early history of our country...a rollicking good time."-Brian Kilmeade, author of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates "Page-turning action...Haley's deck-by-deck tour of the legendary frigate is fascinating."-Kirkus Reviews
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"The history is thoroughly researched, the fiction inventive, the style at once easygoing and rapid. … This is a marvelous and richly enjoyable novel, and the intended series to follow promises to do for the American Navy and the Marines what C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian did for the Royal Navy. … More, please." --Wall Street Journal The first novel in a brilliant new series by award-winning historian James L. Haley, 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. "James L. Haley has taken the naval adventure genre to places it has not gone before, filled with strong, believable characters who nearly jump of the page, deeply researched details of life both here and abroad...and a powerful, sweeping view of one of the seminal events in the early history of our country...a rollicking good time."-Brian Kilmeade, author of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates "Page-turning action...Haley's deck-by-deck tour of the legendary frigate is fascinating."-Kirkus Reviews

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer

Length:

15h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:22


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:59


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:16


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:57


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:19


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:02


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:53


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:18


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:07


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:18


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:24


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:24


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:57


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:09


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:02


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:03


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:02


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:49


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:48


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:09


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:04


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:32


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:50


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:57


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:37


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:19


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:31


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:15


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:17


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:12


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:55


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:26


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:20


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:40


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:19


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:56


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:17


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:23


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:46


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:05


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:47


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:17


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:30


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:02


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:13


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:41


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:22


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:13


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:39


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:14


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:07


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:16


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:47


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:44


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:07


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:57


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:53


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:16


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:26


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:24


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:20


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:48


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

05:47


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:20


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:54


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:54


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:34


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:30


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:50


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:28


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:20


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:16


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:26


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:37


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:35


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:41


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:31


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:51


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:38


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:04


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:44


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:59


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

00:35