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End of Barbary Terror America's 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa

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ISBN-10: 0195325400

ISBN-13: 9780195325409

Edition: 2007

Authors: Frederick C. Leiner

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When Barbary pirates captured an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812, enslaving eleven American sailors, President James Madison sent the largest American naval force ever gathered to that time, led by the heroic Commodore Stephen Decatur, to end Barbary terror once and for all. Drawing upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, Frederick C. Leiner paints a vivid picture of the world of naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century, as he recreates a remarkable and little known episode from the early American republic. Leiner first describes Madison's initial efforts at diplomacy, sending Mordecai Noah to…    
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 9.09" wide x 5.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
The Odyssey of the Edwin
At War with Algiers
Fitting Out the Squadrons
Mediterranean Triumph
Unfinished Business
The Return
The British Bombardment and an "Occular Demonstration"
Epilogue
Appendices
The Navy's April 15, 1815, Orders to Commodore Stephen Decatur
W. D. Robinson's May 9, 1815, Memorandum to William Shaler
Treaty Between the United States and the Dey of Algiers, June 30, 1815
Acknowledgments
Source Notes
Bibliography
Index