The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines And the Secret Mission of 1805 (Paperback)

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    Richard Zacks is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, a former syndicated columnist for theNew York Daily News, and a freelance journalist for Atlantic Monthly,Time, the Village Voice, London Times, Life, and other publications.
    A real-life thriller, now in paperback--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees

    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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    ISBN 9781401308490
    Genre HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 432
    Publisher Date 2006-06-14 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Hachette Books
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.85 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines And the Secret Mission of 1805
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Zacks, Richard
    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    Country of Origin United States

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