Jefferson's War: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805

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PublicAffairs, 2004年9月21日 - 464 頁
Author Joseph Wheelan has marvelously captured the story of America's war against the Barbary pirates, our first war against terror and the nations that support it. The Barbary pirates, a Muslim enemy from Tripoli, attacked European and American merchant shipping with impunity. Jefferson ordered the U.S. Navy to Tripoli in 1801 to repel "force with force." The Barbary War was also a proving ground for such young officers as William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, Isaac Hull, and David Porter -key players in the impending War of 1812 against Great Britain.
 

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用戶評語  - yeremenko - LibraryThing

An overlooked period of American history covered in a well written narrative. At times this book is a bit too generous in appraisals of American heroes choosing the most positive myth building ... 閱讀評論全文

JEFFERSON'S WAR: America's First War on Terror 1801-1805

用戶評語  - Kirkus

Lively recounting of the crusade, 200 years ago, that brought the Marines to the shores of Tripoli.It is a stretch, one that former AP reporter Wheelan strains to make, to equate the American war on ... 閱讀評論全文

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PROLOGUE
xvii
MAPS
xxvii
THE PACIFIST PRESIDENT
1
THE DREADFUL CORSAIR
9
THE NEW NATION AND BARBARY
32
A GOOD OCCASION TO BUILD A NAVY
55
WILL NOTHING ROUSE MY COUNTRY?
78
WAR AND EARLY TRIUMPH
102
PREBLES FIGHTING SQUADRON
199
A DESTRUCTIVE SCHEME
217
PLOTTING A REGIME CHANGE
232
AMERICAS LAWRENCE
253
DERNA AND PEACE
280
AFTERMATH
306
FULL CIRCLE
324
EPILOGUE
345

THE WAR THAT WASNT
121
FRUSTRATION
140
THE PHILADELPHIA DISASTER
159
A DARING COUNTERSTROKE
180

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關於作者 (2004)

Joseph Wheelan, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and University of Colorado-Denver, was for 26 years an editor and reporter for the Associated Press and the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune . He and his wife Pat live in Cary, North Carolina. His next book will be Jefferson's Trial, on the treason trial of Aaron Burr.

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