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Narratives of Barbary Captivity
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published 2007 by Lakeside Press
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Not one of the better Lakeside Press reads, but interesting. Early American involvement with what became known as the Barbary pirates began the nation's involvement in the Middle East even before we had a constitution and helped drive us towards something more concrete than the Articles of Confederation, ultimately helping create the nation. The autobiographical stories by three sailors held in captivity by Tripoli, among more than 300, gives an inside look at a history that few know beyond the ...more