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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review  Preview:Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger is an historical account of one of the earliest wars the United States fought as a newly independent nation, against the Barbary Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review  Preview:Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger is an historical account of one of the earliest wars the United States fought as a newly independent nation, against the Barbary nations of North Africa. Though lesser known than other wars the US has fought over the years, it was an important conflict that set the stage for the US to earn a reputation as a respected nation that could demonstrate power on foreign lands as well as its homeland…  PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book.    Inside this Instaread of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways  About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience....

Title : Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Reviews

  • Derek
    2018-11-11 16:51

    An entertaining book that tells a story that is both interesting and an important part of our national history.The writing was engaging, but the parade of characters in so short a book was dissatisfying. Unnecessary connections to present-day conflicts in the Middle East detracted from the heroism described in the book.A great topic, worth a read, but could have been so much more.

  • Bruce Humbert
    2018-11-26 12:07

    It gets an extra star because of the great detail new stuff I learned

  • Backoff51
    2018-11-19 18:53

    Very interesting tale.

  • Bill Snyder
    2018-12-01 18:48

    Interesting US history, with many unexpected twists and turns.

  • Traci Oberman
    2018-11-21 15:16

    New Year's goal - expand my literary genres. This book did not disappointed. It is written in an engaging style, easy to follow and good character development with insights about our founding fathers that were very interesting, including intertwined relationships. New understanding of our Naval rise, challenges and chances our young countrymen took. Here's to their courage, integrity and tenacity.

  • William J.
    2018-11-11 19:09

    "...To the Shores of Tripoli..." Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger have written an interesting and informative book about an event and era of American History mostly forgotten. The new nation of the United States of America had no Navy having earlier relied on the auspices of the British Navy to protect American Merchantmen sailing near Africa and in the Mediterranean from Arab Pirates. This book describes the birth of the American Frigate Navy and the growing reputation of the Unites States Marine Corps. Both successful and unsuccessful military actions against the Pirates of Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli are described as well as successful and unsuccessful diplomatic negotiations. The foreign policies of Presidents Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and the working of the Congress are covered by the authors. The names of Edward Preble, Captain, U.S. Navy and Presley O'Bannon, Lieutenant, Unites States Marines come alive as well as Stephen Decatur, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy among others through the description of the actions against pirates. No less addressed are the diplomats of our fledgling nation, James Leander Cathcart, Consul to Tripoli, William Eaton, Consul General to Tunis, Joel Barlow, Consul to the Barbary States, Tobias Lear, Consul General to the Barbary States and assistance rendered by the Danish Consul General, Nicholas Nissen when Captain William Bainbridge and his ship and crew of the U.S. Frigate Philadelphia was captured in Triploi. For those who enjoy history and adventure this is a good read!

  • Charles Ray
    2018-12-10 19:53

    The U.S. war against the Barbary pirates, which took place some two decades after the country’s independence, is a little known conflict that is only sketchily covered by traditional history courses. This war, however, set the tone for the way the U.S. deals with foreign conflict and with smaller nations that is still seen in some sense today in the way we deal with the crisis in the Middle East and other regions.Instaread’s Key Takeaways, Review & Analysis of Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and don Yaeger provides in in depth summary of a book that delves into documents about a war that most Americans have probably never heard of. While a significant portion of the book seems to stress the religions (Muslim vs Christian) nature of the conflict, it does, through quoting primary documents (letters, journals, etc.) help in understanding the government’s motivation for the war, and a look at the conflict that goes on inside government regarding such matters.Instaread is an excellent way to get the gist of a book without having to buy the book first—sort of a Cliff Notes for readers. The Instaread guides never disappoint, and as they are unauthorized reviews, their analysis can, I firmly believe, be trusted.

  • Jwgalvin
    2018-11-12 20:13

    Fascinating History lesson. Learned a lot about what actually happened including the losses we suffered before gaining victory.

  • Kailey Albrechtsen
    2018-11-28 14:01

    It is so interesting to read about our nation's history, and I particularly enjoyed this book because I had never heard of US's war with pirates. This summary is divided into 8 key takeaways that do an excellent job of analyzing the book's main points. Some topics of discussion include the capture of US merchant ships and the enslavement of their passengers, the government's disagreement on how to handle the pirates, and the US's attempt to reestablish the Mediterranean. I probably wouldn't have chosen to read this book on my own because I don't have much time to read, so I love that Instaread provides the service of summarizing "Best Sellers"!

  • Christine Callahan
    2018-11-25 15:07

    Really great insight into the history of U.S. relations with Northern Africa and the Middle East. I like the perspective it offers on current events. The only thing I didn't like is that it felt biased towards encouraging war in that part of the world as the best solution to the conflict then and now, which I don't agree with. But other than our political differences, I really enjoyed reading this book. It reads well, and never gets boring. Highly recommended.

  • Ann
    2018-11-21 13:04

    Enjoyed tremendously. A new view of Jefferson who had a better grasp of the motives behind the Barbary pirates and realized that the only way to keep American ships safe was force. Bribes and ransoms only led to more bribes and ransoms. Reality, not idealism, motivated him. Also enjoyed exploits of Presley O'Bannon, a long forgotten Virginia hero from the Piedmont

  • Lawrence
    2018-12-06 16:02

    A fine book giving a history of an early 19th century war and the key figures in protecting American shipping on the seas from four North African Muslim nations, and gaining respect for the U.S. and building the lore of the U.S. Marines. Any person with an interest in early American history will find this book interesting.

  • Susan
    2018-11-16 16:58

    Is non-fiction ever griping? Can't purist down suspenseful? Well, this book is. Amazingly researched and very well written account of our fledgling nations first major naval confrontations and the subsequent development of the US Navy. The story is just waiting to become a movie with enough daring acts and treachery for any script.

  • Dianne
    2018-12-05 14:17

    A detailed, well written account of a prior to unexplored part of American history, the war with North African countries in the early 1800's. Written with great detail this is a fascinating story of military history, diplomacy, great heroism, suffering and betrayals. Thomas Jefferson's vision resulted in the infancy of our navy and a prelude to the victory over Britain in the war of 1812.

  • Rene
    2018-11-26 18:06

    This book took me a few hours to finish, a testament to how good it really is. Anyone wanting to know about the history of the secret Muslim war that was never told should read this. You'll really get an understanding of how savage these people have always been.

  • Ted
    2018-11-26 20:13

    This book is the result of taking a series of historic war events and creating an exciting and entertaining read without a concentration of detail that tends to bog down a large number of historical reads.

  • Bill
    2018-11-28 16:09

    Interesting that the nation's issues with Islam go back to the start of the country. But other than than that not much of interest unless you like detailed descriptions of naval battles. Using Thomas Jefferson's name in the title was misleading. Very little of the book referred to Jefferson.

  • Sherry Ledet
    2018-11-16 15:57

    This is a really interesting non fiction book that reads like a novel. If you like history you are going to like this story of America's first war fought on land and sea in the Mediterranean against the Ottoman Impire, mainly Tripoli.

  • Elisheva
    2018-11-14 14:48

    I learned a lot from this book. Mainly, that reading accounts of wars with dozens of characters is not for me. The writing style was enough to keep me reading to the end. Interesting to think of how strategies of wars have changed throughout time.

  • D.L. Morrese
    2018-11-15 18:14

    This is more of a war story than a historical analysis, but it's interesting enough. It actually reads like a fictional adventure but without much character building. Despite what the subtitle claims, there is little 'analysis', and that is quite superficial and seemingly biased.

  • Jonathon Reeve
    2018-11-10 13:59

    An easy read and a good description of the USA's first naval war with defeat and victory in equal measure. Many of the bad decisions seem to have echoes of today as does the treatment of non believers by the Muslim leaders.

  • Justin
    2018-11-12 20:10

    Easy read and entertaining book.

  • Greynomad
    2018-12-06 14:01

    A very quick review of that time period and especially of the individuals involved ......Now skip forward 200 years and has anything changed......!

  • Amy Reavis
    2018-11-14 19:02

    If you like history, you will enjoy this book. About a period of time and topic I knew very little about. Interesting.

  • Connie Eddy
    2018-11-24 18:55

    Very interesting part of history. Good read.

  • Laura
    2018-12-08 15:59

    One of the worst booksI was looking for an interesting story. What I got was a boring poorly written waste of time. Don't bother

  • Phill Wilder
    2018-11-25 13:05

    Found this book to be fascinating history. For some reason it seem to trail off after a good start. I spent the money to buy this book and am glad to have read this.

  • Bill Culbertson
    2018-11-21 14:11

    I was not terribly impressed by this book. It feels as if they are pushing an action read with thin research.

  • Ryan
    2018-11-20 15:18

    Very quick read. Engaging.

  • Joan Porte
    2018-12-10 20:15

    An interesting book on an often forgotten portion of history