Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates is a book written by Brian Kilmeade and his co-author Don Yaeger. Brian is one of the hosts of the television show “Fox & Friends” and also a co-host for the radio show Kilmeade & Friends”. He is also the author of a bestseller titled “George Washington’s Secret Six”.
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates is a book that is focused on a fascinating moment in the history of the United States that many Americans have forgotten: the American Revolution and its aftermath. A country that has just become independent has to face new challenges like huge debt and the threat of four Muslim powers. While the nation was trying to recover economically under the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Tripoli pirates are kidnapping American ships and sailors at Tripoli. This happens in just a few weeks after Jefferson is elected in 1801. Diplomatic attempts don’t seem to work and the president decides to send warships to Tripoli. This has further consequences. From this point in history, the role of the United States changes in the world.
The story presented by this book is dramatic, but it also glorifies some of the forgotten heroes of America. Just like in the previous bestseller, a forgotten moment in history is transformed by the authors in a captivating story that you will read with thirst. You will become inpatient and keep turning pages like crazy so you can see what happens next. You don’t have to be passionate of history to like this book. If you want to understand the mentality of terrorists like the ones who are responsible for the attacks in Paris, maybe this book will give you a hint, because history seems to repeat itself.
Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates is an amazing piece of history presented as a drama that many Americans may not be familiar with. This first struggle of the United States with barbaric Muslims can be a lesson to learn for many of us. The book written by Brian and Don is a quick and entertaining read on a fascinating subject that any American should know about.