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

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A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees

After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured three hundred US sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent out navy squadrons, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission. But before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support.

Astoundingly, Eaton persevered, gathering a ragtag army and leading them on a brutal march across five hundred miles of desert. After surviving sandstorms, treachery, and near death, Eaton achieved a remarkable victory on "the shores of Tripoli," gaining freedom for the American hostages and new respect for the young United States. But as Eaton dared to reveal that the president had deserted him, Jefferson set out to crush him. Richard Zacks brings this important story of America's first overseas covert operation to life.

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After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured three hundred US sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent out navy squadrons, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission. But before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support.

Astoundingly, Eaton persevered, gathering a ragtag army and leading them on a brutal march across five hundred miles of desert. After surviving sandstorms, treachery, and near death, Eaton achieved a remarkable victory on "the shores of Tripoli," gaining freedom for the American hostages and new respect for the young United States. But as Eaton dared to reveal that the president had deserted him, Jefferson set out to crush him.

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subject_facet Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826, Pirates -- Africa, North -- History -- 19th century, United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805, United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Naval operations, United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Underground movements
title_display The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805
title_full The Pirate Coast Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805, The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805 / Richard Zacks
title_short The pirate coast :
title_sub Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805
topic_facet History, Jefferson, Thomas, Naval operations, Nonfiction, Pirates, Underground movements