Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 0698197410
ISBN 13: 9780698197411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Book Review:

“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 the aim of destroying an American ship that had fallen into the pirates’ hands. ·General William Eaton’s unprecedented five-hundred-mile land march from Egypt to the port of Derne, where the Marines launched a surprise attack and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few today remember these men and other heroes who inspired the Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates recaptures this forgot­ten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0143129430
ISBN 13: 9780143129431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Book Review:

"Now with a new afterword: How the captivity of American sailors planted the seeds of America's antislavery movements."

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation)

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation)
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 0425288978
ISBN 13: 9780425288979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates (Young Readers Adaptation) Book Review:

A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller about how a newly independent nation was challenged by foreign powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as captives demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford. Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate a truce, and decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli--launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Deluxe

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Deluxe
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 0399562664
ISBN 13: 9780399562662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Deluxe Book Review:

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Abookaday
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-08-20
ISBN 10: 9781535285117
ISBN 13: 1535285117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Book Review:

Warning: This is an independent addition to Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. OVERVIEWThis review of the book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger includes a detailed summary of each chapter, followed by an analysis. The book presents a fairly straightforward, chronological account based on original sources, focusing on the challenge presented to the newly established United States by Mediterranean pirates, supported by and based mainly in four North African states. Wealthier European countries paid protection money to keep their shipping unmolested; the United States could afford neither the exorbitant fees set by the Barbary states, nor the depredations by the pirates on U.S. merchant shipping in the Mediterranean, and the impact on the developing country's economy.Sources used by the authors to develop the story included personal documents, such as journals and correspondence, and official documents, such as ships' logs and other naval documents, and official records of the U.S. Congress. The authors studied the accounts of those involved in the business of dealing with the Barbary pirates, thus achieving as close a perspective as is possible, without actually having lived the events themselves. They include a bibliography of "the best of the primary and secondary works" written on this subject, for those readers who wish to explore further.The authors focus mainly on those who were "on site," as it were, serving in the Mediterranean either as diplomats or in a military capacity. Just as in more recent times, their efforts were both aided and hampered by politics back home.Brian Kilmeade is a television broadcaster and radio host for FOX News, as well as a bestselling author with a passion for history and a talent for storytelling. His previous books include George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution (also with Don Yaeger), The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports, and It's How You Play the Game. Don Yaeger is an Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, an award-winning motivational speaker, and author of more than twenty books, including seven New York Times best sellers: Under the Tarnished Dome: How Notre Dame Betrayed Its Ideals for Football Glory; Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Peyton; Ya Gotta Believe: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher, Part-time Father, and my Hope-Filled Fight against Brain Cancer; It's Not about the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered; I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond (with Michael Oher), Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laugh, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game (with Rex Ryan); and Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (with Ryan Blair). Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

The Pirate Coast

The Pirate Coast
Author: Richard Zacks
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN 10: 1401383114
ISBN 13: 9781401383114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Pirate Coast Book Review:

A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who at the last moment grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government and sent Eaton off without proper national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton and his mission seemed doomed from the start. He triumphed against all odds, recruited a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, and led them on a march across the Libyan Desert. Once in Tripoli, the ragtag army defeated the local troops and successfully captured Derne, laying the groundwork for the demise of the Barbary Pirates. Now, Richard Zacks brings this important story of America's first overseas covert op to life.

George Washington's Secret Six

George Washington's Secret Six
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 0698137655
ISBN 13: 9780698137653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


George Washington's Secret Six Book Review:

*Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355 “This is my kind of history book. Get ready. Here’s the action.” —BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The Fifth Assassin and host of Decoded When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring. He realized that he couldn’t defeat the British with military might, so he recruited a sophisticated and deeply secretive intelligence network to infiltrate New York. Drawing on extensive research, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have offered fascinating portraits of these spies: a reserved Quaker merchant, a tavern keeper, a brash young longshoreman, a curmudgeonly Long Island bachelor, a coffeehouse owner, and a mysterious woman. Long unrecognized, the secret six are finally receiving their due among the pantheon of American heroes.

Victory in Tripoli

Victory in Tripoli
Author: Joshua London
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2005-08-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062828648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Victory in Tripoli Book Review:

The rousing story of how the U.S. won its first war against terrorism in the early 1800s North Africa’s Barbary pirates long preyed on merchant vessels, and in the late 1700s they began targeting Americans. This book recounts the untold story of one of the defining challenges overcome by the young American republic and brings to life the exploits of William Eaton, an American gentleman adventurer who was appointed consul to Tunis just as hostilities between the Barbary State of Tripoli and the U.S. were about to explode. This fast-moving and dramatic tale examines the events that gave birth to the United States Navy and Marines, recounts the harrowing experiences of American seamen held as slaves in North Africa for more than a decade, and recreates the startling political, diplomatic, and military battles that were central to the conflict. Joshua London is a Washington, D.C.-based writer. He has written on politics and public policy for many publications, including the American Spectator, Human Events, National Review Online, and Details: Promoting Jewish, Conservative Values. Most recently, he contributed to Public Policy and Social Issues: Jewish Sources and Perspectives (2003). Mr. London holds an M.A. in social science from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Davis

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1944195394
ISBN 13: 9781944195397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Book Review:

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview: Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger is an historical account of one of the earliest wars the United States fought as a newly independent nation, against the Barbary nations of North Africa. Though lesser known than other wars the US has fought over the years, it was an important conflict that set the stage for the US to earn a reputation as a respected nation that could demonstrate power on foreign lands as well as its homeland… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways

The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

The Wars of the Barbary Pirates
Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-06-06
ISBN 10: 1472810295
ISBN 13: 9781472810298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Wars of the Barbary Pirates Book Review:

The wars against the Barbary pirates not only signaled the determination of the United States to throw off its tributary status, liberate its citizens from slavery in North Africa, and reassert its right to trade freely upon the seas: they enabled America to regain its sense of national dignity. The wars also served as a catalyst for the development of a navy with which America could project its newly acquired power thousands of miles away. By the time the fighting was over the young republic bore the unmistakable marks of a nation destined to play a major role in international affairs.

Jefferson's War

Jefferson's War
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2004-09-21
ISBN 10: 0786740205
ISBN 13: 9780786740208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Jefferson's War Book Review:

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.

The Barbary Wars

The Barbary Wars
Author: Frank Lambert
Publsiher: Hill and Wang
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780374707279
ISBN 13: 0374707278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Barbary Wars Book Review:

The history of America's conflict with the piratical states of the Mediterranean runs through the presidencies of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison; the adoption of the Constitution; the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812; the construction of a full-time professional navy; and, most important, the nation's haltering steps toward commercial independence. Frank Lambert's genius is to see in the Barbary Wars the ideal means of capturing the new nation's shaky emergence in the complex context of the Atlantic world. Depicting a time when Britain ruled the seas and France most of Europe, The Barbary Wars proves America's earliest conflict with the Arabic world was always a struggle for economic advantage rather than any clash of cultures or religions.

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans
Author: Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0735213259
ISBN 13: 9780735213258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans Book Review:

Another history pageturner from the authors of the #1 bestsellers George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates. The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. By mid-1814, President James Madison’s generals had lost control of the war in the North, losing battles in Canada. Then British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country. Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans. If the British conquered New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, even though he wasn’t one of the Virginians and New Englanders who dominated the government. He had to assemble a coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking Louisianans,Cherokee and Choctaw Indians, freed slaves, and even some pirates. And he had to defeat the most powerful military force in the world—in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous. In short, Jackson needed a miracle. The local Ursuline nuns set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny. As they did in their two previous bestsellers, Kilmeade and Yaeger make history come alive with a riveting true story that will keep you turning the pages. You’ll finish with a new understanding of one of our greatest generals and a renewed appreciation for the brave men who fought so that America could one day stretch “from sea to shining sea.”

Summary of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Summary of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
Author: A Book a Day
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 9781539125501
ISBN 13: 1539125505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates Book Review:

Warning This is an independent addition to Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. OVERVIEW This review of the book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger includes a detailed summary of each chapter, followed by an analysis. The book presents a fairly straightforward, chronological account based on original sources, focusing on the challenge presented to the newly established United States by Mediterranean pirates, supported by and based mainly in four North African states. Wealthier European countries paid protection money to keep their shipping unmolested; the United States could afford neither the exorbitant fees set by the Barbary states, nor the depredations by the pirates on U.S. merchant shipping in the Mediterranean, and the impact on the developing country's economy. Sources used by the authors to develop the story included personal documents, such as journals and correspondence, and official documents, such as ships' logs and other naval documents, and official records of the U.S. Congress. The authors studied the accounts of those involved in the business of dealing with the Barbary pirates, thus achieving as close a perspective as is possible, without actually having lived the events themselves. They include a bibliography of "the best of the primary and secondary works" written on this subject, for those readers who wish to explore further. The authors focus mainly on those who were "on site," as it were, serving in the Mediterranean either as diplomats or in a military capacity. Just as in more recent times, their efforts were both aided and hampered by politics back home. Brian Kilmeade is a television broadcaster and radio host for FOX News, as well as a bestselling author with a passion for history and a talent for storytelling. His previous books include George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution (also with Don Yaeger), The Games Do Count: America's Best and Brightest on the Power of Sports, and It's How You Play the Game. Don Yaeger is an Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, an award-winning motivational speaker, and author of more than twenty books, including seven New York Times best sellers: Under the Tarnished Dome: How Notre Dame Betrayed Its Ideals for Football Glory; Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Peyton; Ya Gotta Believe: My Roller-Coaster Life as a Screwball Pitcher, Part-time Father, and my Hope-Filled Fight against Brain Cancer; It's Not about the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered; I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond (with Michael Oher), Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laugh, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game (with Rex Ryan); and Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (with Ryan Blair). Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Tripoli

Tripoli
Author: David Smethurst
Publsiher: Presidio Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0307548287
ISBN 13: 9780307548283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tripoli Book Review:

THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM EATON AND THE UNITED STATES’ FIRST ATTEMPT AT REGIME CHANGE April 27, 1805. The impasse in the four-year war between the Barbary pirate state of Tripoli and the United States is about to be broken. William Eaton has led his ragtag army of Greeks, Arabs, and U.S. Marines across five hundred grueling miles of sun-scorched desert from Alexandria, Egypt, to Tripoli’s heavily defended port fortress of Derna. Outnumbered ten to one, the exhausted, thirsty men carry out Eaton’s daring charge on the pirate fortress–and enter the history books and anthem of the U.S. Marines. David Smethurst vividly chronicles America’s Barbary War and the pivotal role of William Eaton–firebrand, soldier, and statesman. From the former army captain’s appointment as consul to the Barbary Coast in 1799 to the enemy’s capture of the USS Pennsylvania and her three hundred sailors to Eaton’s valiant attack and its stunning aftermath, Tripoli is a fascinating tale of polished diplomacy, raw heroism, and a man as fearless and independent as the young nation he represented. From the Paperback edition.

To the Shores of Tripoli

To the Shores of Tripoli
Author: A. B. C. Whipple
Publsiher: Naval Inst Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781557509666
ISBN 13: 1557509662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


To the Shores of Tripoli Book Review:

Often-overlooked yet significant and prophetic event in U.S. history, the Barbary War was America's first battle against an Arab despot and President Thomas Jefferson's first major challenge to U.S. foreign policy. As described by A.B.C. Whipple, it is a great yarn as well as first-rate history. The author skillfully combines vivid accounts of derring-do with shrewd appraisals of contemporary politics and diplomacy. Because the Continental Navy had been disbanded, there was an urgent need to develop a new Navy and Marine Corps. Faced with the choice of trading arms for hostages or meeting force with force, Jefferson sent a squadron of warships to the Mediterranean while Congress was in recess, prompting the first major debate on the war-making powers of a U.S. president. The war included a blockade of Tripoli, sustained bombardment by the Navy's new frigates, and finally a ground war fought by a U.S. Army captain, eight Marines, and a rabble of Christians and Arabs sent to free the hostages. Whipple's rousing narrative is filled with fascinating personalities. In addition to Jefferson, there is Commodore Edward Preble, the quarter-deck tyrant who commanded the first naval forces into battle; the bold junior officer Stephen Decatur; the tyrannical bashaw, Yusuf Karamanli; William Eaton, an early-day Lawrence of Arabia; Marine lieutenant Presley O'Bannon; and a host of others.

The Shores of Tripoli

The Shores of Tripoli
Author: James L. Haley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-11-01
ISBN 10: 0698164067
ISBN 13: 9780698164062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Shores of Tripoli Book Review:

The first novel in award-winning historian James L. Haley’s brilliant adventure series 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.

The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries

The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries
Author: Angus Konstam
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN 10: 1472815440
ISBN 13: 9781472815446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries Book Review:

For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the shipping and coastal settlements across Christian Europe, ranging from Greece to West Africa and the British Isles. In the absence of organized European navies they seldom faced serious opposition, and the scope of their raiding was remarkable. As well as piracy and slave-raiding they fought as privateers, sharing their spoils with the rulers of the port-cities that provided them with ships, men, and a ready market. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, and illustrates their appearance and that of their ships, explaining why they were so feared and effective.

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an

Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Author: Denise A. Spellberg
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307388395
ISBN 13: 9780307388391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an Book Review:

Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers
Author: Brian Kilmeade
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0525540563
ISBN 13: 9780525540564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller now in paperback with a new epilogue. In March 1836, the Mexican army led by General Santa Anna massacred more than two hundred Texians who had been trapped in the Alamo. After thirteen days of fighting, American legends Jim Bowie and Davey Crockett died there, along with other Americans who had moved to Texas looking for a fresh start. It was a crushing blow to Texas’s fight for freedom. But the story doesn’t end there. The defeat galvanized the Texian settlers, and under General Sam Houston’s leadership they rallied. Six weeks after the Alamo, Houston and his band of settlers defeated Santa Anna’s army in a shocking victory, winning the independence for which so many had died. Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers recaptures this pivotal war that changed America forever, and sheds light on the tightrope all war heroes walk between courage and calculation. Thanks to Kilmeade’s storytelling, a new generation of readers will remember the Alamo—and recognize the lesser known heroes who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.