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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
Title remainder
Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805
Statement of responsibility
Richard Zacks
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who at the last moment grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government and sent Eaton off without proper national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton and his mission seemed doomed from the start. He triumphed against all odds, recruited a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, and led them on a march across the Libyan Desert. Once in Tripoli, the ragtag army defeated the local troops and successfully captured Derne, laying the groundwork for the demise of the Barbary Pirates. Now, Richard Zacks brings this important story of America's first overseas covert op to life.--
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Amazon.com
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170599
Cataloging source
DLC
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Zacks, Richard
Dewey number
973.4/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E335
LC item number
.Z33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Pirates
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Thomas Jefferson, the first Marines, and the secret mission of 1805
Label
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 [419]-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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
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 [419]-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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 432 pages
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
56922429

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