The Barbary states weren't terrorists as we understand them today.
I highly recommend this book for everyone, but it will be especially valuable to the military history buff, soldier, sailor or marine.
Slavery was a booming industry, not a device used by Muslims to force Europeans or Americans into political concessions.
I found the beginning of the book to be more interesting than the remainder of the book. It was hard to keep interested with the way the story was told and I think it was too long... Read morePublished 4 days ago by eoz
PC beginning and end but the main portion is excellent. Everyone should read it for some understanding of the world today.Published 1 month ago by MALCOLM ARTHUR
Fantastic read! If you like maritime battles and history....must read.Published 2 months ago by Michelle S.C. Howard
I thoroughly enjoyed this account of a little studied and largely forgotten event in our history. The decisive results obtained by our courageous ancestors have important... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard C. Wolfinger
Really enjoy this history. Written well. Reads like a story.Published 7 months ago by Robert Anthony
An insightfull reminder that the problems of the how the problems in the middle east are centuries old.Published 7 months ago by JonPatrick
In his monograph, Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805, journalist Joseph Wheelan asserts that the Barbary Wars “waged against Moslem Tripoli… [are] not so... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zachary W. Schulz