Jefferson's War

America's First War on Terror 1801-1805

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Sep 21, 2004

Page Count

464 Pages

ISBN-13

9780786740208

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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.

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