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  • The Shores of Tripoli

  • Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates
  • By: James L. Haley
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

It is 1801, and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By tompearson on 04-15-17

Great yarn

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-28-16

Good combination of fiction and history of the war and Mediterranean history. Language and narrative are well done

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  • 1941: Fighting the Shadow War

  • A Divided America in a World at War 
  • By: Marc Wortman
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

In 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, historian Marc Wortman thrillingly explores the little-known history of America's clandestine involvement in World War II before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Prior to that infamous day, America had long been involved in a shadow war. Winston Churchill, England's beleaguered new prime minister, pleaded with Franklin D. Roosevelt for help. FDR concocted ingenious ways to come to his aid without breaking the Neutrality Acts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating, well worth the time to read or listen.

  • By tennreader on 06-07-16

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Reviewed: 04-25-16

Also valuable to read are the mantle of command and five days in London both on audible.

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