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"Hugh Howard was also a huge ally for this book and his encyclopedic knowledge of America history is mind-boggling."

-From Brian Kilmeade's acknowledgement to Hugh Howard in his new book "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History"

Hugh Howard, writer, lecturer, author and go to historian on Brian's latest book, "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History", joined Kilmeade & Friends to help put in perspective the economic impact of today's war on terror to the economic impact in the war against the Tripoli Pirates. Hugh explained that when Jefferson first took office, he was a reluctant warrior who wanted to reduce the size of the military and had grave doubts of having a standing Navy but as the Tripoli Pirates actions against Americans and our interests became a bigger problem, Jefferson realized the importance of a strong military.

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