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The First Barbary War (1801-1805), or “America’s First War on Terror,” as some refer to it, was a pivotal moment in US history. While both the Navy and Marines participated in the Quasi-War with France, it was the war with the Barbary pirates that cemented both the Marine Corps and the Navy as the proud organizations that they are today. This was the war that produced hero ...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published February 20th 2013 by Semper Fi Press
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Melinda
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, 2013
I won this on Goodreads First Reads - thank you et al

Jonathan Brazee does a suburb job of recounting the history of The First Barbary War. Mr. Brazee has done an exceptional job researching and introducing the reader to a few of the non-fictional military personnel involved in this battle - O���Bannon, Decatur, Preble, Porter, Hull, and Somers.

To The Shores of Tripoli is told through the eyes of three amazing protagonists - Ichabod, Seth and Jacob. You follow these three fine gentleman as they f
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Thomas Meurling
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of historical Naval books and this is based on the first times the new US Navy got involved in serious conflicts. Read it straight through on the plane from San Francisco to Osaka and bought the 2nd book as soon as I could connect to Amazon. ...more
Scott Skipper
Face it! The United States is at war with Islam and has been since 1802. That was when Thomas Jefferson sent the Marines to Tripoli to put a stop to the depredations of the Barbary Pirates. I would like to thank Colonel Jonathan Brazee, USMC (Ret.) for illuminating a little known piece of American history. Most of us are vaguely aware that this distant war was the genesis of the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps but what actually happened is usually left unsaid. The depth of Colonel Brazee’s resear ...more
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