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1 WHIPPLE, A.B.C. TO THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI. The Birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines.
New York William Morrow 1991 0688087817 / 9780688087814 1st hardcover NR FINE NR FINE 
357pp. Maps inside covers. The extraordinary story of an often neglected event in U.S. history: America's first war against an Arab despot. What became known as the Barbary War forced Americans who had disbanded the Continental Navy to establish a new U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The war included a blockade of Tripoli followed by a ground war which was highly successful. But President Jefferson settled for a peace treaty that left the bashaw on his throne, whereupon other Barbary Coast tyrants renewed their harassment of American shipping in intermittent hostilities that lasted for almost two more decades. Bibliography and Index. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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