The Barbary pirates had been preying on ships off the coast of Africa for hundreds of years. It seemed as if no one could stop them—not even the powerful British or French navies—until a new country across the Atlantic decided to take on the task itself.
Go with C. S. Forester, author of the classic Horatio Hornblower series, to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa and experience exciting sea battles, midnight raids, hand-to-hand combat, and first landing on foreign soil by the U. S. Marines.
This story about the brave young American soldiers who risked everything and made their names fighting for their country's honor is still as fresh and relevant today as it was when it took place over two hundred years ago.
Originally published as part of the Landmark Series in 1953.
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