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The Resource The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks

The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks

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The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805
Title
The pirate coast
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Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805
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Richard Zacks
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Language
eng
Summary
In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out in 1805 on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, but at the last moment he grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government, and Eaton set off without national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton's mission seemed doomed from the start. But he improbably triumphed, recruiting a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, along with some Arab cavalry and Bedouin fighters, and leading them on a march across the Libyan Desert. The success of the event is immortalized in the Marines' Hymn, but Jefferson never allowed Eaton the fame he craved.--From publisher description
Summary
This is the story of America's first overseas covert operation, one of the strangest, riskiest, most compelling adventures ever undertaken for love of glory and country. A declaration of war by Tripoli in 1801 marked the first foreign policy test of Thomas Jefferson's administration. Then, on Halloween of 1803, the unthinkable happened: The USS Philadelphia accidentally ran aground in Tripoli harbor, and the Barbary pirates captured three hundred U.S. sailors and marines. The Moslem ruler renamed the frigate "The Gift of Allah" and held the Americans as his slaves, to be auctioned at his whim. Faced with this hostage crisis and an ongoing war with Tripoli, Jefferson dispatched diplomats and navy squadrons to the Mediterranean, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government there
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170599
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DLC
Dewey number
973.4/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E335
LC item number
.Z33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Thomas Jefferson, the first Marines, and the secret mission of 1805
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The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-421) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14334040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (PPL)060F2105D3B24B5EAFE61AE7F7497520
  • (OCoLC)ocm56922429
  • (OCoLC)56922429
Label
The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14334040
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (PPL)060F2105D3B24B5EAFE61AE7F7497520
  • (OCoLC)ocm56922429
  • (OCoLC)56922429

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