Decatur's Bold and Daring Act: The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804

Author:   Mark Lardas ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator) ,  Donato Spedaliere ,  Mariusz Kozik
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   22
ISBN:  

9781849083744


Pages:   80
Publication Date:   20 July 2011
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Decatur's Bold and Daring Act: The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804


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On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing that, burn her to the waterline. This book recounts one of the greatest raids in American military history, an event that propelled Stephen Decatur to international renown, and which prompted Horatio Nelson to declare it 'the most bold and daring act of the age'.

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Author:   Mark Lardas ,  Steve Noon (Illustrator) ,  Donato Spedaliere ,  Mariusz Kozik
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Volume:   22
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.264kg
ISBN:  

9781849083744


ISBN 10:   1849083746
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   20 July 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.
Language:   English

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Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. -www.marsec4.com


Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. -www.marsec4.com<br><br> [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness


Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness


Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. -www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness


Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. --www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness Even if you ve researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. -www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness Even if you've researched the life and times of this American hero, this book will bring the story to life with its accurate illustrations and diagrams of the battle and the players. -www.marsec4.com [The raid] reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale. This is all enhanced by superb artwork, both modern and period to help drive home how truly fortunate Decatur was during the raid. It makes for a gripping tale that I am sure everyone who starts to read the book will find so engrossing as to be difficult to put down. - Scott Van Aken, Modelling Madness


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Mark Lardas holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but spent his early career at the Johnson Space Center doing Space Shuttle structural analysis, and space navigation. An amateur historian and a long-time ship modeller, Mark Lardas is currently working in League City, Texas. He has written extensively about modelling as well as naval, maritime, and military history.

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