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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

The Forgotten War That Changed American History

by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Hardcover, 238 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27.95 |

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
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The Forgotten War That Changed American History
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Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

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Book Summary

Traces the events of a nearly-forgotten war between the United States and the pirates of North Africa's Barbary coast, who routinely captured American merchant ships and held their crews for ransom.

Awards and Recognition

10 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List