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“Another blockbuster! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.” —Brad ThorThis is the little-known story of how a newly indepen­dent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America’s third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa’s Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new coun­try could afford. Over the previous fifteen years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion jus­tified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy—at least not while easy money could be made by extorting the Western powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy’s new warships and a detachment of Marines to blockade Tripoli—launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America’s journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous bestseller, George Washington’s Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. Among the many sus­penseful episodes:  ·Lieutenant Andrew Sterett’s ferocious cannon battle on the high seas against the treacherous pirate ship Tripoli. ·Lieutenant Stephen Decatur’s daring night raid of an enemy harbor, with the aim of destroying an American ship that had fallen into the pirates’ hands.·General William Eaton’s unprecedented five-hundred-mile land march from Egypt to the port of Derne, where the Marines launched a surprise attack and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. Few today remember these men and other heroes who inspired the Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, we fight our country’s battles in the air, on land and sea.” Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates recaptures this forgot­ten war that changed American history with a real-life drama of intrigue, bravery, and battle on the high seas.

Hardcover:

9781591848066 | Sentinel, November 3, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: “Another blockbuster!

Paperback:

9780143129431 | Sentinel, October 18, 2016, cover price $17.00

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9781611764826 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, November 3, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “Another blockbuster!

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Product Description: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over. Instead, Washington rallied—thanks in large part to a little-known, top-secret group called the Culper Spy Ring...read more

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9781595231031 | Sentinel, November 5, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: “As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life.

Paperback:

9780143130604 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 18, 2016), cover price $9.99 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: When George Washington beat a hasty retreat from New York City in August 1776, many thought the American Revolution might soon be over.
9781595231109 | Reprint edition (Sentinel, October 28, 2014), cover price $16.00 | also contains George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution | About this edition: *Now with a new afterword containing never-before-seen research on the identity of the spy ring’s most secret member, Agent 355“This is my kind of history book.

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Product Description: “As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but, because of the nature of their work, will not or cannot take a bow or even talk about their missions...read more

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9780735209435 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, May 24, 2016), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: “As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life.

Miscellaneous:

9780061978890 | Harpercollins, October 6, 2009, cover price $12.99

An anthology of inspirational sports tales features stories about how sports figures, their families, or their organizations were dramatically changed by pivotal events, in a volume that includes contributions by Jimmie Johnson, Evander Holyfield, and Mia Hamm.

Hardcover:

9780061237263 | 1 edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 2007), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An anthology of inspirational sports tales features stories about how sports figures, their families, or their organizations were dramatically changed by pivotal events, in a volume that includes contributions by Jimmie Johnson, Evander Holyfield, and Mia Hamm.

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9780061246326 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, May 1, 2008), cover price $15.99

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Product Description: Surprising, entertaining, and always imparting an important life lesson, It’s How You Play the Game features anecdotes and vignettes that are sure to benefit any reader. As Brian Kilmeade writes, "Regardless of who you are, what sport you chose, or how much success you achieved, playing the game is all about getting you ready for life...read more

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9780061450846 | Harperaudio, May 1, 2007, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Surprising, entertaining, and always imparting an important life lesson, It’s How You Play the Game features anecdotes and vignettes that are sure to benefit any reader.

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An anthology of inspirational sports tales by the author of the best-selling The Games Do Count features stories about how sports figures, their families, or their organizations were dramatically changed by pivotal events, in an audio rendition that also includes an audio rendition of the earlier volume. Books available.

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9780061256677 | Abridged edition (Harperaudio, May 1, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An anthology of inspirational sports tales by the author of the best-selling The Games Do Count features stories about how sports figures, their families, or their organizations were dramatically changed by pivotal events, in an audio rendition that also includes an audio rendition of the earlier volume.

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Some of America's leading celebrities, politicians, and businesspeople offer personal accounts of how a love of sports and their participation in a variety of sports shaped and influenced their lives, in an inspirational collection that features reminiscences by Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, John Kerry, Robin Williams, Jack Welch, and others. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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9780060736736 | Regan Books, October 30, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Some of America's leading celebrities, politicians, and businesspeople offer personal accounts of how a love of sports and their participation in a variety of sports shaped and influenced their lives.

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9780060736767 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins, October 1, 2005), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Some of America's leading celebrities, politicians, and businesspeople offer personal accounts of how a love of sports and their participation in a variety of sports shaped and influenced their lives, in an inspirational collection that features reminiscences by Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, John Kerry, Robin Williams, Jack Welch, and others.

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