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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates - The Forgotten War That Changed American History-logo

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates - The Forgotten War That Changed American History

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 Thor This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent 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 coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy-at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli-launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes: ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett's ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur's daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with th

"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 Thor This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent 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 coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy-at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli-launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes: ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett's ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur's daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with th
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History

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"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 Thor This is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent 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 coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy-at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy's new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli-launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes: ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett's ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur's daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with th

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Yaeger

Length:

4h 53m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:01


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:40


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:44


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:31