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Author Tucker, Glenn, author.

Title Dawn Like Thunder [electronic resource] : The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the U.S. Navy / Glenn Tucker.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Burtyrki Books, [2020]


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Summary Dawn like Thunder: The Barbary Wars and the Birth of the U.S. Navy , first published in 1963, is the definitive account of the fledgling Navy and Marine Corps of the United States in the early 1800s. The book details the struggle of American ships such as the USS Constitution and Constellation against the pirates and Muslim warlords of the Mediterranean and North Africa in what would become known as the Barbary Wars. Also covered are the key players of the time, from presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, to talented naval officers such as Edward Preble and Stephen Decatur. In addition, the ongoing political battles to obtain funding for the Navy and the construction of needed ships are described. Author Glenn Tucker (1892-1976) conducted extensive research in the preparation of Dawn like Thunder, including research at the archives in Tripoli; he was the author of more than a dozen books on American history.
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Subject United States. Navy -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805.
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ISBN 9781839742071 (epub)
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