Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : [the forgotten war that changed American history]

Title
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli pirates : [the forgotten war that changed American history]

Author
Kilmeade, Brian author.

ISBN
9781101926727
 
9781611764826

Edition
Unabridged.

Physical Description
4 audio discs (4 hr., 52 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Title from web page.
 
Compact discs.

Contents
Prologue: Unprepared and unprotected -- Americans abroad -- Secretary Jefferson -- The humiliation of the USS George Washington -- Jefferson takes charge -- A flagpole falls -- The first flotilla -- Skirmish at sea -- Patience wears thin -- The doldrums of summer -- The omens of October -- The Philadelphia disaster -- By the cover of darkness -- The Battle of Tripoli -- Opening a new front -- Win the desert or die in the desert -- Endgame -- Fair winds and following seas.

Personal Subject
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Subject Term
Pirates -- Africa, North -- History -- 19th century.
 
Pirates -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- 19th century.

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
 
United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Naval operations.
 
United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Underground movements.
 
Africa, North -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
 
Mediterranean Region -- History, Naval -- 19th century.

Genre
Audiobooks

Added Author
Yeager, Don,

Local Subject
Spoken compact disc collection.

Summary
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. 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.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)AudiobookSCD 973.47 KIL 4 DISCS11Audiobooks Nonfiction
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)AudiobookSCD 973.47 KIL 4 DISCS11Audiobooks Nonfiction
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)AudiobookSCD 973.47 KIL 4 DISCS11Audiobooks Nonfiction