The Shores of TripoliBook - 2016
It is 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist corsairs and help for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claim their faith gives them the right to pillage anyone who does not submit to their religon. On the U.S.S <i>Enterprise</i>, young Bliven Putnam, great-nephew of Revolutionary War hero Israel Putnam, is bound for the Mediterranean and a desperate battle with the pirate ship <i>Tripoli</i>. He later returns to action under legendary commodore Edward Preble on the <i>Constitution</i>, and marches across the Libyan Desert with General Eaton to assault Derna - discovering that the lessons he learns about war, and life, are not what he expected.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 2016
Characteristics: 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm