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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed… (vuoden 2017 painos)

– tekijä: Brian Kilmeade (Tekijä), Don Yaeger (Tekijä)

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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. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy -- at least not while easy money could be made by extorting America, France, England, and other powers. 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.… (lisätietoja)
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Teoksen nimi:Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History
Kirjailijat:Brian Kilmeade (Tekijä)
Muut tekijät:Don Yaeger (Tekijä)
Info:Sentinel (2017), Edition: Illustrated, 304 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
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Avainsanoja:History, American History, Early Republic, Presidential History, Non-Fiction, Foreign Relations

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History (tekijä: Brian Kilmeade)

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    The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World (tekijä: Frank Lambert) (CurrerBell)
    CurrerBell: The Kilmeade book is a quick read while the Lambert book gives a better analysis of the background of the Barbary Wars.
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This is a joint review of two books, Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and The Barbary Wars: American Independence in the Atlantic World by Frank Lambert.

The Lambert book is definitely much better than the Kilmeade book, but it's really a good idea to read the two of them together and to read Kilmeade first. Kilmeade will give you a better overview of the cast of players; but note that Kilmeade concludes with the end of the First Barbary (Tripolitan) War in the Jefferson presidency while Lambert also includes the shorter Second Barbary (Algerine) War in the Madison presidency.

Lambert provides much more background and analysis. One of the reasons for the ultimate American success in the Algerine campaign was because it came with the conclusion of the US/British War of 1812 and the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. With the ending of these "major" wars, the Atlantic became a theater of trade rather than a theater of war, and this very substantially improved the American position since some of the European powers had actually been encouraging the Barbary pirates to prey on American merchant shipping. This was particularly true of the British, who wished to suppress American carrier trade after the recognition of American independence and, even more so, actually saw the Barbary pirates as allies during the US/British War of 1812. (The pirates had the good sense not to prey on British shipping and confront the Royal navy.) With post-Napoleonic peace combined with a new-found respect for the U.S. navy after its success in the Algerine campaign as well as the growing U.S. population, the British decided that trade with the U.S. would prove more economically advantageous than a mercantilist exclusion of the U.S. from carrier commerce in the Atlantic.

Kilmeade (3½***) is a quick read. Lambert (4****) is a more thorough analysis. ( )
  CurrerBell | Mar 6, 2021 |
Very fast read, simple and straight to the point. ( )
  Piedmont_Trails | Nov 27, 2020 |
Not a vibrant read, nor a dramatic part of our history ( )
  starkravingmad | Nov 16, 2020 |
Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have taken a little known piece of American history, the Barbary Wars, and given it readability. Author is a Fox news reporter and talking head--this leaks over into the book. Many of the attributes given to Jefferson, he did not possess and actually thought differently. Some of the naval heroes don't fare well either. Read the book with the the idea that you actually know history and this is another slant. ( )
  buffalogr | Jan 19, 2020 |
About 3 pages into Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade I felt that the author had a real issue with Muslims and he wrote this book to denounce them through a historical lens. As he drew parallels to the Barbary Wars (what's detailed in this book) and present day conflicts, he made the claim that slavery was a unique and barbarous practice only perpetrated by Muslims against whites. (Duh that's not the case.) By the time I had finished the book my overwhelming impression was that this book was not only Islamophobic but a major piece of revisionist history. (I even checked other reader's reviews to make sure that I wasn't completely off the mark here and they back up my feelings pretty much across the board.) He makes a strong argument for a show of military strength over diplomacy. In fact, the Barbary Wars were what precipitated the formation of the Navy and Marines (the 'shores of Tripoli' ring any bells?). I couldn't even tell you if what he says happened really happened when such a large focus was on ideas other than the historical events of the moment. 0/10

And then to discover that this book which was recommended to me by a coworker was in fact written by a co-host of Fox & Friends made total sense after the fact. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ ( )
  AliceaP | Dec 26, 2019 |
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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. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy -- at least not while easy money could be made by extorting America, France, England, and other powers. 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.

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