Author(s): Zacks, Richard
Overview: An actual lifestyles mystery, now in paperback the actual tale of the unheralded American who introduced the Barbary Pirates to their knees In an try to prevent the mythical Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret project to overthrow the federal government of Tripoli. The operation used to be sanctioned through President Thomas Jefferson, who on the final second grew cautious of "intermeddling" in a international executive and despatched Eaton off with out right kind nationwide beef up. Short on provides, given little or no cash and only some males, Eaton and his project gave the impression doomed from the beginning. He triumphed towards all odds, recruited a band of European mercenaries in Alexandria, and led them on a march around the Libyan Desert. Once in Tripoli, the ragtag military defeated the native troops and effectively captured Derne, laying the groundwork for the death of the Barbary Pirates. Now, Richard Zacks brings this necessary tale of America’s first out of the country covert op to lifestyles.