Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli PiratesThomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A book well worth reading if you like American history or are interested in the history of the Barbary Coast in the early 19th century. While not the most in-depth book, it hits all the highlights and explains the motivations behind the major players. Most importantly, it does so in a very readable format that won’t put the reader to sleep.

One of the takeaways for me in this book is how often great men – and great ideas – fail before they succeed. We live in a culture that doesn’t value failure as a way to learn, grow, and adapt. We want our children to walk on their first try. We want to win a trophy on our first attempt. We want to earn our first million before we’re thirty-five. Thankfully, our forefathers were much wiser, and that wisdom is reflected in this book.

Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

4 thoughts on “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  1. He has a book out about sports, or sports heroes or something … Michael read it and liked it. I’ve read and reviewed his other historical, George Washington’s Secret Six. It was very good.


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