C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. Thats where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by pirates who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailorsand the countrys young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters. This true tale features thrilling ocean battles, hand-to-hand combat and the first landing on foreign soil by the US Marines and its as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published.
Author: C. S. Forester
Title: The Barbary Pirates
First Published by: Random House