A page-turning middle-grade adaptation of the New York Times bestseller about how a newly independent nation was challenged by foreign powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation.
When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa routinely captured American sailors and held them as captives demanding ransom and tribute far beyond what the new country could afford.
Jefferson found it impossible to negotiate a truce, and decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the U.S. Navy and Marines to blockade Tripoli--launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status.
This vivid and accessible young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller features an exclusive new introduction, extensive back matter, and eye-catching art throughout. Chronicling a crucial moment in American history, this historical thriller will excite and inspire the next generation of patriots.
About the Author
Brian Kilmeade is the co-author of George Washington's Secret Six, a New York Times bestseller for more than five months. He co-hosts Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends and hosts the daily national radio show Kilmeade & Friends. He lives on Long Island.
Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, and author of more than two dozen books, including nine New York Times bestsellers. A world-class storyteller, Yaegar draws on his personal experiences as well as those with a host of sports legends to inspire audiences from Fortune 500 companies to cancer survivor groups. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife, Jeanette, and their two children.