Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805

Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805

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by Joseph Wheelan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0786714042

ISBN-13: 9780786714049

Pub. Date: 09/21/2004

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America’s war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force."

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Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America’s war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter –key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.

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ISBN-13:
9780786714049
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
09/21/2004
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
506,959
Product dimensions:
1.02(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror, 1801-1805 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. Easy to read. An interesting account that does not get bogged down in unnecessary detail. The USA was only a few decades old in 1801 and the patriots of that era wanted to show the world that their young, new country would not be bullied. I gladly recommend this book to those who enjoy naval history, sea sagas, etc.
MolonLabe More than 1 year ago
Another must have/read book. It proves that this country has had a long history of fighting Islam since the beginning of time and currently. It proves that Islam is evil and this evil cult will never stop it's terror on the non Muslim world. Read and get the facts about this cult that only has hatred and bias against non Muslims and about their evil minds. Terror is the name for this cult.
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