By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
"I proportion the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless challenge for his team. 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 wearing, between different issues, foodstuff and agricultural fabrics for the area nutrition application. that each one replaced whilst armed Somali pirates boarded the send. The pirates didn't anticipate the group to struggle again, nor did they count on Captain Phillips to provide himself as hostage in trade for the security of his team. hence started the stressful 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 was once held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued beaches. a narrative of experience and braveness, it presents the intimate information of this high-seas hostage-taking--the insufferable warmth, the loss of life threats, the mock executions, and the break out test. whilst the pirates boarded his send, Captain Phillips positioned his event into motion, doing every thing he may possibly to guard his staff. And whilst he was once held captive via 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 little thing. Richard Phillips used to be prepared.
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A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty