The Wars of the Barbary Pirates: To the Shores of Tripoli: The Rise of the US Navy and Marines

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The Barbary War - the first American war against Libya - was the first war waged by the United States outside national boundaries after gaining independence and unification of the country. The four Barbary States of North Africa - Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli - had plundered seaborne commerce for centuries. This was piracy on an extraordinary scale: they controlled all trading routes through the Barbary waters and North Africa: demanding ransom and booty for safe passage. In 1801 the newly elected President ...

The Wars of the Barbary Pirates: To the Shores of Tripoli: The Rise of the US Navy and Marines 2006, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846030307

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