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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 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 1 month ago by Richard C. Wolfinger
Really enjoy this history. Written well. Reads like a story.Published 3 months ago by Robert Anthony
An insightfull reminder that the problems of the how the problems in the middle east are centuries old.Published 3 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 3 months ago by Zachary W. Schulz
I got the audio version of this book hoping that it would shed some light on American politics during the Federalist Era, and thus the implications that that era has for the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Hopeless with computers
The Marine Corps Hymn contains the words "From the Shores of Tripoli" . This book goes into great detail on the events that led to the action. Very interesting.Published 7 months ago by colrich
A well written and thorough book. It was very interesting to learn about the first US overseas war. It's amazing that the problems in that part of the world have not changed one... Read morePublished 10 months ago by NH Outdoorsman
I had to read this for a required part of training in the US Navy. It was a fantastic read and I learned a lot about things that seem to be part of what caused tensions in the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by CT