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    DescriptionA real-life thriller -- the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees.In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who at the last moment grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government and sent Eaton off without proper national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton and his mission seemed doomed from the start. He triumphed against all odds, recruited a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, and led them on a march across the Libyan Desert. Once in Tripoli, the ragtag army defeated the local troops and successfully captured Derne, laying the groundwork for the demise of the Barbary Pirates. Now, Richard Zacks brings this important story of America's first overseas covert op to life.

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    The Pirate Coast
    Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines and the Secret Mission of 1805
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Zacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 741 g
    ISBN 13: 9781401300036
    ISBN 10: 1401300030

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Approval Code: A16250000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Approval Code: N44093000
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    LC classification: E335 .Z33 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHH, NHK, JWCK
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    Publication date
    31 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard Zacks is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, a former syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, and a freelance journalist for Atlantic Monthly, Time, the Village Voice, London Times, Life, and other publications.