Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager
Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yeager brings to light a very instructive and important part of American History that is forgotten or unknown by many Americans
Jefferson formed our U.S. Navy to deal with the problem of Tripoli Pirates taking American ships and sailors off the coast of North Africa. These Americans were embarking on trade routes where the Tripoli Pirates would ambush them, steal their ships and cargo, and place them into slavery. This was America’s very first run in with Islam, and ideology completely incompatible with western values. A lesson we still have not learned. American strength through force was the only solution to the problem back then. A lesson we should have learned when dealing with a savage ideology of hate, Islam, that is completely incompatible with western values but today hides behind the label of “religion”.
The authors present an easy and enjoyable recount of this important and instructive part of our history. It’s written at a level all ages would easily follow. History is so important so we learn previously learned lessons in order not to repeat earlier mistakes over and over. This book is a good modern telling of this important part of American history bringing it to today’s generations.
One interesting note is many in the liberal press will in their defense of Islam, say that Thomas Jefferson had a Koran on his book shelf. He indeed did but it was his handwritten note on the inside cover that they tend to leave out of their recount of this fact. Basically his note was a warning to read and understand Islam as he did in order to understand this ideology of hate we are dealing with.
So as usual Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!