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The Pirate Coast by Richard Zacks
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May 23, 2011

really liked it
Read from May 23 to 31, 2011

Uncanny parallels to current events. I did not know that the first foreign power to declare war on the US was Tripoli (outside the war for independence), or that the Barbary pirates were all Muslim. Of course, I was not a very good student of history. A fascinating chapter of American history that has a strange resonance with current events. Recommended.

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