Written by Horatio Hornblower author C.S. Forester, sail along with the American Navy as they set out to take on the Barbary Pirates. Unable to be stopped for hundreds of years-not even by the British or French Navies-the new America decided to risk everything fighting on the shores of Tripoli when they decided to first involve themselves in international affairs. Sea battles, midnight raids and all the excitement of war upon the seas are included in this young adult history written by one of the genre's masters. 161 indexed pages, softcover.