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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786714049
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • Publication date: 9/21/2004
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 486,501
  • Product dimensions: 1.02 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Wheelan, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and University of Colorado–Denver, was for 26 years an editor and reporter for the Associated Press and the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune . He and his wife Pat live in Cary, North Carolina. His next book will be Jefferson’s Trial, on the treason trial of Aaron Burr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2008

    US Navy - very early days

    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.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    Another must have/read book. It proves that this country has had

    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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