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    A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (CD-Audio) By (author) Richard Phillips, By (author) Stephan Talty, Narrator George K. Wilson

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    Description"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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    A Captain's Duty
    Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Phillips, By (author) Stephan Talty, Narrator George K. Wilson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400116867
    ISBN 10: 1400116864

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BTP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFGS
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55580
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
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    DC22: 364.164092
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    Thema V1.0: DNXP
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    26 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Captain Richard Phillips is a 1979 graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and became captain of the MV "Maersk Alabama" in 2009. Journalist Stephan Talty has contributed to the "New York Times Sunday Magazine," "GQ," the "Chicago Review," and other publications, and he is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Empire of Blue Water." George K. Wilson has narrated over one hundred fiction and nonfiction audiobook titles, from Thomas L. Friedman to Thomas Pynchon, and has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.
    Review quote
    "Phillips's story is not just riveting and timely, but also an informative, heartening look at...the Merchant Marines." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review