Author(s): C.S. Forester
C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved "Horatio Hornblower" series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That's where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by "pirates" who snatched their merchant ships and imprisoned sailors. This true tale tells how the young, untested navy took them on and features thrilling ocean battles, hand-to-hand combat and the first landing on foreign soil by the US Marines. This is as relevant today as it was when it was first published.