Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pirate Coast: Book Review

By Tony Vega for
Thursday, November 14, 2007

The Pirate Coast is a very interesting historical account of how a handful of Marines along with General William Eaton embarked on America's first overseas covert op. They trekked across the brutal and unforgiving Sahara desert in an endeavor to free American soldiers that were captured and enslaved by Barbary pirates (Moslems). It's an interesting chronicle of how Moslems enslaved Christians, Americans & Europeans dating as far back as the 1700's.

In the opening chapter, Zacks detailed how Barbary pirates swept up more than 1,000 Italian villagers and sold them into slavery. The highest price was for a 12-year-old girl.

Click here for complete review and author's website for more photos:
to the shores of Tripoli

1 comment:

TV said...

Thanks again Andrew for recommending the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. History is usually interesting and always relevant.