Jefferson's war: America's first war on terror, 1801-1805

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, Thomas Jefferson, a president who is thought of today as peaceable, launched America’s first war on foreign soil—a war against terror. The enemy was Muslim; the war was waged unconventionally, with commandos, native troops, and encrypted intelligence, and launched from foreign bases. For nearly two hundred years, the Barbary pirates had haunted the Mediterranean, enslaving tens of thousands of Europeans and extorting millions of dollars from their countries in a mercenary holy war against Christendom. Sailing in sleek corsairs built for speed and plunder, the Barbary pirates attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity, triumphing as much by terror as force of arms. The author traces the events leading to Jefferson’s belief that peace with the Barbary States and respect from Europe could be achieved only through the medium of war.
More Details
ISBN:
9780786712328
9781483056104
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID a4700bb1-fc29-f7dc-3f06-46f2146ff192
Grouping Title jefferson s war americas first war on terror 1801 1805
Grouping Author wheelan joseph
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-23 04:48:27AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-23 04:51:43AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Joseph Wheelan
author_display Wheelan, Joseph
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Nonfiction
display_description

Two centuries ago, without congressional or public debate, Thomas Jefferson, a president who is thought of today as peaceable, launched America's first war on foreign soil—a war against terror. The enemy was Muslim; the war was waged unconventionally, with commandos, native troops, and encrypted intelligence, and launched from foreign bases.

For nearly two hundred years, the Barbary pirates had haunted the Mediterranean, enslaving tens of thousands of Europeans and extorting millions of dollars from their countries in a mercenary holy war against Christendom. Sailing in sleek corsairs built for speed and plunder, the Barbary pirates attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity, triumphing as much by terror as force of arms.

The author traces the events leading to Jefferson's belief that peace with the Barbary States and respect from Europe could be achieved only through the "medium of war."

format_arlington Book, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id a4700bb1-fc29-f7dc-3f06-46f2146ff192
isbn 9780786712328, 9781483056104
item_details ils:.b12055827|.i15549252|Central Adult Nonfiction|973.47 WHEEL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 10, 2018|can||, overdrive:7e0e82fc-7acc-425f-b095-3a60feda639b|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback
last_indexed 2018-10-23T08:51:43.034Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 973.47 WHEEL, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9780786712328
publishDate 2003, 2005
record_details ils:.b12055827|Book|Books||English|Carroll & Graf Publishers,|2003.|xxx, 414 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm., overdrive:7e0e82fc-7acc-425f-b095-3a60feda639b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2005|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b12055827 .i15549252 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
overdrive:7e0e82fc-7acc-425f-b095-3a60feda639b -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
subject_facet United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805
title_display Jefferson's war : America's first war on terror, 1801-1805
title_full Jefferson's War America's First War on Terror 1801-1805, Jefferson's war : America's first war on terror, 1801-1805 / Joseph Wheelan
title_short Jefferson's war :
title_sub America's first war on terror, 1801-1805
topic_facet History, Nonfiction