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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

Label
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
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out in 1805 on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, but at the last moment he grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government, and Eaton set off without national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton's mission seemed doomed from the start. But he improbably triumphed, recruiting a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, along with some Arab cavalry and Bedouin fighters, and leading them on a march across the Libyan Desert. The success of the event is immortalized in the Marines' Hymn, but Jefferson never allowed Eaton the fame he craved.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Eaton, William
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pirates
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Tripolitan war (1801-1805)
  • Geheimkrieg
  • Geschichte 1805
Label
The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-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
Contents
Tripoli -- Washington City -- American slaves in Tripoli City -- Home : New England roots -- Tripoli : Decatur's raid -- Alone at sea -- Yussef -- The mission : Eaton unleashed -- Hunting Hamet in Egypt -- White Christmas in Tripoli -- Reeling in Hamet -- Preparing for war : fresh enemies and money, money, money -- The desert -- Tobias Lear : peace at any cost -- An American flag on foreign soil -- Malta : diseased liver and cold feet -- Tripoli : fear -- Tripoli Harbor : Lear to the rescue -- Derne : defiance -- Tripoli : Peace? Freedom? Honor? -- Derne : from a kingdom to a beggary? -- Tripoli : Lear pays -- Wounded and restless -- Homecoming -- Jefferson vs. Eaton -- Burr, bottle, and six feet under
Control code
56922429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56922429
Label
The pirate coast : Thomas Jefferson, the first marines, and the secret mission of 1805, Richard Zacks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [417]-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
Contents
Tripoli -- Washington City -- American slaves in Tripoli City -- Home : New England roots -- Tripoli : Decatur's raid -- Alone at sea -- Yussef -- The mission : Eaton unleashed -- Hunting Hamet in Egypt -- White Christmas in Tripoli -- Reeling in Hamet -- Preparing for war : fresh enemies and money, money, money -- The desert -- Tobias Lear : peace at any cost -- An American flag on foreign soil -- Malta : diseased liver and cold feet -- Tripoli : fear -- Tripoli Harbor : Lear to the rescue -- Derne : defiance -- Tripoli : Peace? Freedom? Honor? -- Derne : from a kingdom to a beggary? -- Tripoli : Lear pays -- Wounded and restless -- Homecoming -- Jefferson vs. Eaton -- Burr, bottle, and six feet under
Control code
56922429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781401300036
Lccn
2004060635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)56922429

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