Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure
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    The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates | James L. Haley

    The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James L. Haley
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
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    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.

    Excellent

    Just a great listen for someone interested in the time and history of the navy.

    Reviewed on April 15 2017 by tompearson ()