The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Zacks

Narrated By: Raymond Todd

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: June 2005

Duration: 13 hours 21 minutes


In the first U.S. covert mission to overthrow a foreign nation, President Jefferson dispatched an unlikely diplomat, forty-year-old William Eaton, to Tripoli to free three hundred American hostages. Eaton achieved a remarkable victory on "the shores of Tripoli," but for him, the aftermath was not so sweet.