Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips
Author: Richard Phillips,Stephen Talty
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0857502468
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain Phillips Book Excerpt:

8th April 2009 was just an ordinary day for 53 -year-old Richard Phillips, captain of the United States-registered cargo vessel, the Maersk Alabama, as it headed towards the port of Mombasa. Ordinary that is until, two hundred or so miles off the east coast of Africa, armed Somali pirates attacked and boarded the freighter.

A Captain s Duty

A Captain s Duty
Author: Richard Phillips,Stephan Talty
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-04-06
ISBN: 1401395112
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Captain s Duty Book Excerpt:

"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, the United States-flagged cargo ship which 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 hostage in exchange for the safety of his crew. Thus began the tense five-day stand-off, 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 Captain's Duty tells the life-and-death drama of the Vermont native who was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores. A story of adventure and courage, it 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.

Captain s Duty

Captain s Duty
Author: Richard Phillips
Publsiher: Tantor Media Incorporated
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-10
ISBN: 9781400196869
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain s Duty Book Excerpt:

Tells the dramatic life-and-death tale of the Vermont native who, in April of 2008, was held captive on a tiny lifeboat off Somalia's anarchic, gun-plagued shores.

Mapping Men and Empire

Mapping Men and Empire
Author: Richard Phillips
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415137720
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Men and Empire Book Excerpt:

But beneath the map-like realism of adventure stories, there is an undercurrent of ambivalence. Adventure's geography is more fragile and also more fluid than it first appears. While adventure stories map, they also unmap geographies and identities, destabilising and sometimes recasting them. The ambivalent geography and politics of adventure are illustrated in late-Victorian and Edwardian girls' stories, in which boundaries between masculinity and femininity are blurred, and in contemporaneous stories by Jules Verne, which can be read as anarchist adventures.

The Autobiography and Memorials of Captain Obadiah Congar

The Autobiography and Memorials of Captain Obadiah Congar
Author: Obadiah Congar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1855
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sailors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Captain s Steward

The Captain s Steward
Author: Barrie Fieldgate
Publsiher: Melrose Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1905226462
Category: Falkland Islands War, 1982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Captain s Steward Book Excerpt:

Barrie Fieldgate was the Captain's steward onboard the Royal Navy frigate HMS Broadsword, which operated in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War. His diary charts the progress of the war, as he was aware of it as an ordinary sailor.

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution

Journal of the Royal United Service Institution
Author: Royal United Service Institution
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 750
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Standing Orders of the First Battalion Sixtieth the King s Royal Rifle Corps

Standing Orders of the First Battalion  Sixtieth  the King s Royal Rifle Corps
Author: Great Britain. Army. King's Royal Rifle Corps
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Within a Captain s Soul

Within a Captain s Soul
Author: Lisa A. Olech
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 1516100794
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Within a Captain s Soul Book Excerpt:

Stormy seas, a captive heart, and a coupling that breaks all the rules . . . After years of committed service, Captain William “Bump” Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores—and prisoner to China’s most powerful pirate queen. Captain Jian Jun is as alluring as she is formidable, and she’s careful not to let anyone too close. But the silence of the handsome Jamaican pirate in her custody intrigues her. Tempted by his topaz eyes and the strength of his character, she allows the captive into her inner sanctum. Though their bond defies all convention, Jun finds she is powerless against the emotions Will stirs in her. She prays their first union will not be her last. But with danger lurking in unexpected places, her beloved pirate may soon get the chance to prove he is every inch the hero he seems in her arms . . .

Within a Captain s Power

Within a Captain s Power
Author: Lisa A. Olech
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1516100786
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Within a Captain s Power Book Excerpt:

Never underestimate the power of a pirate . . . Captain James Steele is duty bound to capture the privateer Scarlet Night and bring her rebellious crew to England to hang. Then he will leave his majesty’s service, make an upstanding marriage, and join the landed gentry. But the winds of fate are blowing the straitlaced commander utterly off course. Once aboard, James comes face to face with a pirate boy who is in reality fierce, desperate—and gorgeous—Samantha Christian, on the run from a sadistic Virginia plantation owner. With her identity unbound, the good captain dutifully takes her under his personal command, whereupon decorum goes out the porthole. But while his heart is lost to Samantha by the time they reach England, her noose still awaits. Now James’s sense of duty will be severely tested. As for Samantha, she has a plan, and a duty, of her own . . .

British Public Characters of 1798

British Public Characters of 1798
Author: Richard Phillips,Alexander Stephens
Publsiher: Palala Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN: 9781359037121
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Public Characters of 1798 Book Excerpt:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Factors Affecting the Career Decisions of Army Captains

Factors Affecting the Career Decisions of Army Captains
Author: Michael D. Matthews
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Decision making
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Complete Works of Captain F Marryatt

Complete Works of Captain F  Marryatt
Author: Frederick Marryat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Outing

Outing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sports
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The British Workwoman

The British Workwoman
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Women
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Run the Storm

Run the Storm
Author: George Michelsen Foy
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-06
ISBN: 1501184903
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Run the Storm Book Excerpt:

In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, “an exquisitely written and dramatic book…a literary page-turner” (Doug Stanton, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Horse Soldiers)—the 2015 mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle, taking with it thirty-three lives. On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire crew plummeted to the bottom of the ocean, three miles down. It was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen? Relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings, as well as on numerous interviews, George Michelsen Foy brings us “the most insightful exploration of this unthinkable disaster” (Outside), a story that lasts only a few days, but which grows almost intolerably suspenseful as deep-rooted flaws leading to the disaster inexorably link together and worsen. We see captain, engineers, and crew fight for their lives, and hear their actual words (as recorded on the ship’s black box) while the hurricane relentlessly tightens its noose around the ship. We watch, minute by minute, all that is happening on board—the ship’s mysterious tilt to one side, worried calls to the engine room, ship-to-shore reports, the courage of the men and women as they fight to survive, and the berserk ocean’s savage consumption of the massive hull. And through it all, the pain and ultimate resilience of the families of El Faro’s crew. Now with a new afterword, this “tour de force of nautical expertise” (Ocean Navigator) is a masterwork of stunning power.

Works of Captain Marryatt

Works of Captain Marryatt
Author: Frederick Marryat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mark of Fire

Mark of Fire
Author: Richard Phillips
Publsiher: 47North
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-11
ISBN: 9781542046862
Category: Bildungsromans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark of Fire Book Excerpt:

An ancient prophecy. A young woman's destiny. Lorness Carol, coming of age in the kingdom of her warlord father, Lord Rafel, aspires to wield magic. But she's also unknowingly become the obsession of Kragan, an avenging wielder as old as evil itself. He's waited centuries to find and kill the female prophesied as the only human empowered to destroy him. However, dispatching the king's assassin, Blade, to Rafel's Keep, ends in treason. For Blade arrives not with a weapon but rather a warning for the woman he's known and loved since he was a child. With a price on his head, Blade flees--as Carol and her family are urged away on their own desperate route of escape. Now, traversing the lawless western borderlands, Carol struggles to understand the uncanny magic she possesses and must learn to master. Though separated, Carol and Blade are still united--not only by the darkness pursuing them both but by a quest toward destiny, revenge, and the revelations of an ancient prophecy that signal the ultimate war between good and evil.

Presenting a Yielded Will

Presenting a Yielded Will
Author: Warren Hunter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1997-07
ISBN: 9781889816067
Category: God
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in Scotland

Reports of Cases Before the High Court and Circuit Courts of Justiciary in Scotland
Author: Scotland. High Court of Justiciary,Charles Tennant Couper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law reports, digests, etc
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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