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Reid, Chipp
Intrepid sailors : the legacy of Preble's boys and the Tripoli campaign / Chipp Reid
Alternate Title Legacy of Preble's boys and the Tripoli campaign
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E335 .R45 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Tripolitan War, 1801-1805 -- Naval operations
Subject(s) Pirates -- Africa, North -- History -- 19th century
Subject Preble, Edward, 1761-1807
United States -- History, Naval -- To 1900
Philadelphia (Frigate)
Intrepid (Ketch)
Physical Description xii, 295 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281) and index
Contents "To be prepared for war" -- Into the fray -- Preble -- Assembly point -- Officers and gentlemen -- "Child of adversity" -- "There shall not be an idle ship" -- Birth of a plan -- Prisoners of the Bashaw -- Volunteers for the unknown -- "The most bold and daring act of the age" -- Strike, counter-strike -- Backlash -- Gunboat diplomacy -- Blockade -- "Dreadful to Barbary" -- Battle lines -- Battle of the gunboats -- Drawing breath -- Battle of Tripoli -- An Intrepid gamble -- The infernal -- "Preble's boys" -- Homecoming

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