A Captain's Duty

Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100028834
Released: Apr 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400196869
Narrator/s: George K. Wilson
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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"I share the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless concern for his crew. His courage is a model for all Americans." -President Barack Obama It was just another day on the job for fifty-three-year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a United States-flagged cargo ship that was carrying, among other things, food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program. That all changed when armed Somali pirates boarded the ship. The pirates didn't expect the crew to fight back, nor did they expect Captain Phillips to offer himself as a hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day standoff, which ended in a daring high-seas rescue when U.S. Navy SEALs opened fire and picked off three of the captors. "It never ends like this," Captain Phillips said. And he's right. A story of adventure and courage, A Captain's Duty provides the intimate details of this high-seas hostage-taking-the unbearable heat, the death threats, the mock executions, and the escape attempt. When the pirates boarded his ship, Captain Phillips put his experience into action, doing everything he could to safeguard his crew. And when he was held captive by the pirates, he marshaled all his resources to ensure his own survival, withstanding intense physical hardship and an escalating battle of wills with the pirates. This was it: the moment where training meets instinct and where character is everything. Richard Phillips was ready.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2010

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Narrator(s): George K. Wilson
Product Number DD18739
Released: Apr 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400116867

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