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A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic Account by Captain Phillips

My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed Capt. Phillips' story. It is a well-written book about bravery and modern-day piracy. We just read the review by "anonymous" and had to wonder, "Why the anonymity?" Never trust anonymous reviews (or a pirate, according to Richa...
My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed Capt. Phillips' story. It is a well-written book about bravery and modern-day piracy. We just read the review by "anonymous" and had to wonder, "Why the anonymity?" Never trust anonymous reviews (or a pirate, according to Richard Phillips!) We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book. Captivating!

posted by Eldridges on April 13, 2010

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7 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

inaccuracies

Fully expected a laundry list of half truths. Instead it is a book with outright lies and fabrications. Not only did Richard Phillips laugh at the approaching skif, unable to believe the watch that they were under attack but there was no prayer mat or sign pointing to...
Fully expected a laundry list of half truths. Instead it is a book with outright lies and fabrications. Not only did Richard Phillips laugh at the approaching skif, unable to believe the watch that they were under attack but there was no prayer mat or sign pointing to Mecca anywhere on the Alabama. It was not Richard Phillips who suggested Mr. Reza take the captive pirate to the safe room. Richard Phillips denied the crews request to stock the safe room with food and water but in his book he mentions that it was a great idea and told CE to make it so. Never happened. Mr. Wright is unfairly portrayed as a coward when the truth is he is a hero. This book only furthers the lies and misunderstandings about the Maersk Alabama when the real story has yet to be told and is inspiring and at its core about teamwork, brotherhood and love of Country. Shame on you Richard Phillips.

posted by 3320902 on April 6, 2010

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