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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates
The Forgotten War That Changed American History
By (author): Brian Kilmeade By (author): Don Yaeger
9781591848066 Hardcover English General Trade HISTORY / United States / 19th Century Nov 03, 2015
$35.95 CAD
Active 6.31 x 9.31 x 0.88 in 256 pages 1-8PP 4C INSERT; 5 MAPS; PRINTED ENDS Sentinel
From the authors of the New York Times bestseller George Washington’s Secret Six, the little-known story of Thomas Jefferson’s battle to defend American sovereignty against Islamic pirates

With George Washington’s Secret Six, Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger crafted a fun and compelling pop history narrative that brought to life an obscure episode in George Washington’s career. Now with their latest book, they do the same for Thomas Jefferson.

Only weeks after Jefferson’s inauguration in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli ordered the flagstaff at the American consulate chopped down. It was an act of war—and a personal challenge to Jefferson. He had refused to pay off the pirates who ran Tripoli, and he now had to decide if the fledgling United States would stand up to the kidnapping of American ships and sailors.

Though inclined toward diplomacy, Jefferson saw the need for force after the USS Enterprize engaged with a better-armed Tripolitan ship on the prowl for Americans. The pirate commander resorted to treachery (twice hauling down its flag as if to surrender, only to resume firing again once the Enterprize held its fire).

Jefferson ordered a troop surge, dispatching warships to protect American shipping in the Mediterranean. The tiny American flotilla—with three frigates representing half of the U.S. Navy’s top-of-the-line ships—had some success in blockading the Barbary coast. But that success came to an end when the USS Philadelphia ran aground in Tripoli harbor and was captured.

Kilmeade and Yeager recount the dramatic events building up to this little-known war and the heroics that led to its resolution. They tell the story of a twenty-five-year-old sailor named Stephen Decatur, who sailed into the enemy harbor, his boat disguised as a Maltese merchant ship. He stole aboard the Philadelphia and sets her afire before escaping amid a torrent of enemy gunfire.

Less successful was a failed attack on Tripoli harbor, but William Eaton’s daring attack on the port of Derna regained ground. He led a detachment of Marines on a five-hundred-mile trek across the desert to surprise the port. His strategy worked, and an American flag was raised in victory on foreign soil for the first time. A peace treaty was quickly signed.

Few remember Decatur and Eaton today, but their legacy lives on in the opening lines of the Marines Hymn: “…to the shores of Tripoli / we fight our country’s battles / in the air, on land, and sea.” This story of bravery, diplomacy, and battle on the high seas deserves to be told in full.

Brian Kilmeade cohosts Fox News Channel’s morning show Fox & Friends and also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show The Brian Kilmeade Show. He lives on Long Island.

Don Yaeger has written or co-written twenty-three books, and lives in Tallahassee, Florida. Their first book together, George Washington’s Secret Six, was a New York Times bestseller for 13 weeks in hardcover and 9 weeks in paperback.

Author Residence: Long IslandTallahassee, FL

Marketing: Online advertising to include display ads on conservative sites, targeted Google search and paid social media   

Outreach to conservative bloggers, history buffs and Thomas Jefferson fan groups

Promotion on author’s social media platform 

Grassroots outreach to history and pop history communities and with presidential fan clubs  

Bigmouth mailings to key conservative groups

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Promotion via Shelf Awareness

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Signed tip-in sheets available



Brian Kilmeade Social Media         

Twitter: 140K followers; @kilmeade

Facebook: 132K followers

Don Yaeger Social Media

Twitter: 28.2K followers; @DonYaeger

Facebook: 6,411 likes

Publicity: National TV and radio 

National publicity with reviews and attention in conservative, history and military publications and websites

Author Tour: NYC, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago   

40-city conservative radio satellite tour

Tie in with author lecture schedule

Media and events out of Monticello, VA 



Author Website: www.briankilmeade.com

Author Social Media: @kilmeade

“Thomas Jefferson. Pirates. And national security. This is how you make history exciting. I dare you to put this book down.”
—BRAD MELTZER, bestselling author of The President’s Shadow

“Reads like a fast-paced thriller but is actually a thoughtful account of America’s first foray into what has become a complex part of the world.”
—GENERAL STANLEY MCCHRYSTAL (Ret.), author of Team of Teams

“A riveting book of history that reads as though it were ripped from today’s headlines, and a must read for anyone seeking an understanding of the roots of U.S. foreign policy.”
—ADMIRAL JAMES STAVRIDIS (Ret.), former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO; dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University

“This is a well-told tale, and there are lessons aplenty about both diplomacy and warfare—with useful application to the challenges the United States faces in our own time.”
—PROFESSOR LARRY J. SABATO, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics; author of The Kennedy Half-Century

“Well written, nicely paced, and well documented. I thoroughly enjoyed this must read that brings to life a critical period in our nation’s history and shows the importance of a navy in our nation’s security.”
—KIRK S. LIPPOLD, former commander of the USS Cole; author of Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole

“No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.”
—BRAD THOR, bestselling author of Code of Conduct

“A colorful, exciting, and historic account of an overlooked portion of American military history, and a wonderful tribute to the brave sailors and Marines who set a high standard for U.S. maritime operations.”
—GENERAL JACK KEANE (Ret.), chairman of the Institute for the Study of War

“A fascinating story of extraordinary courage and resolve, and a brilliant reminder of an early chapter of our country’s remarkable history.”
—DONALD RUMSFELD

“As a Navy SEAL you witness great acts of courage every day, but it’s easy to forget that the navy and Marines have been kicking ass right from their inception more than two hundred years ago. Count on Kilmeade and Yaeger to remind us of it with this swashbuckling adventure.”
—MARCUS LUTTRELL, former Navy SEAL; author of Lone Survivor and Service

“If you want to understand the deep historic roots of the 9/11 attacks and what it will take to win the war against today’s jihadists, you must read this book.”
—DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA, Horner Chair of Military Theory at USMC University, Quantico

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