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eBook Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805 download ISBN: 0786712325
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publisher: PublicAffairs; 1St Edition edition (August 12, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1742 kb
Fb2: 1354 kb
Rating: 4.9
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America’s war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that . Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel force with force.

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America’s war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that supported it. Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, the ostensibly pacifist President Thomas Jefferson launched America’s first war on foreign soil. The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter-key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.

Joseph Wheelan tackles the story of America fighting (occasionally) a war in the early 19th Century against Tripoli . It was very interesting to learn about the first US overseas war. It's amazing that the problems in that part of the world have not changed one bit since 1805

Joseph Wheelan tackles the story of America fighting (occasionally) a war in the early 19th Century against Tripoli for its habit of attacking . The writing itself is fairly average, but the book is worth reading for a couple of reasons. It's amazing that the problems in that part of the world have not changed one bit since 1805. The author has a ton of historical facts and relates them superbly. Don't however be taken in by some of his criticisms of Jefferson.

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that . Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force.

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.

Jefferson's War book. Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America’s war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it.

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Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force.

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At times this book is a bit too generous in appraisals of American heroes . Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, a president whom we think of today as peaceable, Thomas Jefferson, launched America's first war on foreign soil - a war against terror. The enemy was Muslim; the war was waged unconventionally, with commandos, native troops, encrypted intelligence, and launched from foreign bases under short-term alliances. At times this book is a bit too generous in appraisals of American heroes choosing the most positive myth building. JEFFERSON'S WAR: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - Kirkus.

Wheelan captures the story of America's first war against terror and the nations that supported it. With telling illustrations, "Jefferson's War" traces the events surrounding the evolution of the third president's resolute belief that peace with the Barbary States, and respect from Europe. With telling illustrations, "Jefferson's War" traces the events surrounding the evolution of the third president's resolute belief that peace with the Barbary States, and respect from Europe, could be achieved only through the "medium of wa. 15 people like this topic.

Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.
Comments: (7)
Mikale
Joseph Wheelan tackles the story of America fighting (occasionally) a war in the early 19th Century against Tripoli for its habit of attacking U.S. shipping in the Mediterranean, taking the ships for its own, and making slaves out of the crews - your basic piracy.

The writing itself is fairly average, but the book is worth reading for a couple of reasons. First, it's fascinating to focus in on a time when the U.S. was not the biggest kid on the block and didn't have its military house in order. Two thirds of the time, there was little to nothing you could point to with pride as an American. Three of the four U.S. Naval commanders over the course of the war seemed to take the assignment more as an Italian holiday than as a war.

Second, it's wonderful to learn about the individuals who did step up and begin to form the framework of a Navy that would hold its own quite admirably just a few years later against the British Navy in the War of 1812. The historic gems in the book are great, too. The 14 towns of Decatur in the U.S. are named after a naval hero from this war and the first ever U.S. military force to land on foreign soil did so in this war (Shores of Tripoli ring any bells?).

Overall, this one is worth a read for any fan of history.
Saithi
Wheelan is a journalist who has written a "popular" history of the US war against the Barbary Pirates in the early 19th century. It is a straightforward, non-Academic narrative history that provides context and describes the war against, primarily, Tripoli. He points out that after the Europeans had spent hundreds of years bribing and placating these north African Muslims, the US refused to play the game. At first, due to a lack of resources and the fact that the US was a confederation with a powerless central government, it had to pay tribute. However, after the central government was given the right to levy taxes, one of the first things it did was raise a Navy, and the primary threat was the Barbary Coast. One of Jefferson's first actions as president was to send the Navy in harms way. Although the first two Navy commanders were too timid for the mission, Preeble put teeth to the threat. Later, an overland expedition led by former Army officer William Eaton drove Tripoli to sue for peace. Of note are the similarities between the way today's Islamic terrorists behave when compared to the Islamic pirates of the time.
Mushicage
This is a highly readable popular history of America's first war overseas, against the North African Muslim pirate states, and why Jefferson came to the conclusion that America had no choice but to fight it.
Alexandra
Great read! It's impossible not to wish for men like these in today's times. It fills the heart with longing when love and pride in our country was manifest.
Malalrajas
Fantastic read! If you like maritime battles and history....must read.
Phallozs Dwarfs
This Auto book was interesting,but long.........
Flocton
A well written and thorough book. It was very interesting to learn about the first US overseas war. It's amazing that the problems in that part of the world have not changed one bit since 1805. The author has a ton of historical facts and relates them superbly. Don't however be taken in by some of his criticisms of Jefferson. Lately people seem to be trying to judge historical figures from 200 years ago by our standards today. It just doesn't work. It's a minor sideline of this book and not too distracting. This is well worth reading.
I learned what I wanted to know about to the shores of Tripoli in the Marine Corps hymm and a whole lot more