A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty

By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty

"I proportion the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless trouble for his group. His braveness is a version for all Americans."
--President Barack Obama

It used to be simply one other day at the task for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, the United States-flagged shipment send which used to be sporting, between different issues, foodstuff and agricultural fabrics for the area nutrients application. that each one replaced while armed Somali pirates boarded the send. The pirates didn't count on the workforce to struggle again, nor did they anticipate Captain Phillips to supply himself as hostage in alternate for the protection of his staff. therefore all started the annoying five-day stand-off, which resulted in a bold high-seas rescue while U.S. military SEALs opened hearth and picked off 3 of the captors.
"It by no means ends like this," Captain Phillips said.
And he's right.
A Captain's Duty tells the life-and-death drama of the Vermont local who used to be held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued beaches. a narrative of event and braveness, it presents the intimate information of this high-seas hostage-taking--the insufferable warmth, the dying threats, the mock executions, and the break out test. while the pirates boarded his send, Captain Phillips positioned his adventure into motion, doing every little thing he might to guard his group. And while he was once held captive through the pirates, he marshaled all his assets to make sure his personal survival, withstanding excessive actual worry and an escalating conflict of wills with the pirates. This used to be it: the instant the place education meets intuition and the place personality is every thing. Richard Phillips was once prepared.

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