Richard zacks excellent history the pirate coast thomas jefferson the first marines and the secret mission of 1805 was published in 2005 it tells the timeless and yet timely tale of americas first major covert operation which was led by the now almost forgotten william eaton. The first barbary war 1801 1805 also known as the tripolitanian war and the barbary coast war was the first of two barbary wars in which the united states and sweden fought against the four north african states known collectively as the barbary states. The pirate coast tackles the story of the fledgling united states first foreign war a conflict with the country formerly known as tripoli now libya by the early days of the united states the barbary pirates had a long history of making a nice living from piracy. The pirate coast thomas jefferson the first marines and the secret mission of 1805 by richard zacks a real life thriller now in paperback the true story of the unheralded american who brought the barbary pirates to their knees. The pirate coast thomas jefferson the first marines and the secret mission of 1805 by richard zacks illustrated 432 pages hyperion 2595 the shores of tripoli both the words and the tune
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