Barbary Pirates

Barbary Pirates

Sterling Point Books
by C. S. Forester
Trade Paperback, 161 pages
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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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Beatrix Taverne of Monroe, WA, 7/22/2016
For generations the Barbary pirates terrorized the ships in their territory, going out for miles in all directions. Men put up with this as they would hurricanes and natural disasters.
The first country to do anything serious was a young nation, America. They sent their new navy out to attack the Barbary pirates. After years they came to terms with this menace to the seas. They made a bargain and came out on top.
This is an important story. It tells of the brave men who helped form our strong navy, and build our nation. Among them were Preble, Decatur, and many others. I, personally, love this book.
It is informative and easy to understand. It tells the story in a matter-of-fact way, without carrying on to long. I will be reading it again. I will probably buy this book. I love history, and I hadn’t ever before encountered this episode of our story, and it makes me proud.