THE BARBARY PIRATES by C. S. Forester

THE BARBARY PIRATES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A naval historian's full blooded account, not of the Barbary Pirates themselves, but of our navy's many specific encounters with that group of brigands at the beginning of the 19th century. Here, come to life, are the campaigns accounted for in many a dry old log or document. Here are such men as Richard Dale, Thomas Truxton, Commodore Richard Morris, Edward Preble, Decatur, and their frigates. The Constitution, Constellation, and the United States clash with the pashas and the beys to remove the threat of plunder rather than pay blackmail.

Publisher: Random House