By Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
"I proportion the country's admiration for the bravery of Captain Phillips and his selfless challenge for his workforce. 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 was once wearing, between different issues, foodstuff and agricultural fabrics for the realm nutrients application. that every one replaced while armed Somali pirates boarded the send. The pirates didn't count on the group to struggle again, nor did they count on Captain Phillips to provide himself as hostage in alternate for the protection of his team. therefore started the demanding five-day stand-off, which led to a bold high-seas rescue while U.S. military SEALs opened fireplace 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 shorelines. a narrative of experience and braveness, it offers the intimate information of this high-seas hostage-taking--the insufferable warmth, the loss of life threats, the mock executions, and the break out try. while the pirates boarded his send, Captain Phillips placed his adventure into motion, doing every thing he may to protect his team. And whilst he used to be held captive via the pirates, he marshaled all his assets to make sure his personal survival, withstanding excessive actual trouble and an escalating conflict of wills with the pirates. This was once it: the instant the place education meets intuition and the place personality is every thing. Richard Phillips used to be prepared.
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