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by Steve Noon,Donato Spedaliere,Mariusz Kozik,Mark Lardas

Free eBook Decatur’s Bold and Daring Act: The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804 (Raid) download ISBN: 1849083746
Author: Steve Noon,Donato Spedaliere,Mariusz Kozik,Mark Lardas
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (July 19, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 80
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Africa
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by Mark Lardas (Author), Steve Noon (Illustrator), Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator), Mariusz Kozik (Illustrator) & 1 more. reads like a movie and author Mark Lardas has done a superlative job of telling the tale.

by Mark Lardas (Author), Steve Noon (Illustrator), Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator), Mariusz Kozik (Illustrator) & 1 more. 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.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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'.

Mark Lardas, Steve Noon (Illustrator). Donato Spedaliere (Illustrator) . Mariusz Kozik (Illustrator). 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.

It is a worthy supplement to Osprey's other books about the Federal Navy, making it of interest to both serious collectors and new readers. Lardas, . Noon, S. (Illustr. /Spedaliere, D. Decatur's bold and daring Act. The "Philadelphia" in Tripoli 1804.

Steve Noon,Donato Spedaliere,Mariusz Kozik. 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. Country of Publication.

Details for this torrent. It is a worthy supplement to Osprey's other books about the Federal Navy, making it of interest to both serious collectors and new readers. Decatur's Bold and Daring Act: The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804. Type: Other E-books. Hortatio Nelson, himself one of naval history's boldest actors, called the burning of the frigate Philadelphia by the United States Navy in 1804 "the most bold and daring act of the ag. It is one of the classic examples of a naval raid, a cutting-out action intended to deprive the enemy of a ship. It made Stephen Decatur a household name, both in Europe and the United States. Get this torrent Anonymous Download.

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By (author) Mark Lardas, Illustrated by Steve Noon, Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere, Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat

By (author) Mark Lardas, Illustrated by Steve Noon, Illustrated by Donato Spedaliere, Illustrated by Mariusz Kozik.

Hortatio Nelson, himself one of naval history's boldest actors, called the burning of the frigate Philadelphia by the United States Navy in 1804 "the most bold and daring act of the age." It is one of the classic examples of a naval raid, a cutting-out action intended to deprive the enemy of a ship. It made Stephen Decatur a household name, both in Europe and the United States.

This Raid title describes the mission to retake the Philadelphia, providing the necessary background to understand the raid and following Decatur and his party on a minute-by-minute account as he approached, took, and burned the Philadelphia. It is a worthy supplement to Osprey's other books about the Federal Navy, making it of interest to both serious collectors and new readers.

User reviews
Era
What a story and what a daring mission to save a capture ship of ours or to destroy it.
Lavivan
Informative, interesting, and comprehensive.
Whitebinder
A quick read and well worth it. An exciting story about some of our Naval heroes.
Mori
I enjoyed reading this book. My great-great-grandfather was one of the sailors captured from the USS Philadelphia. I have always been interested in this time and the beginning of United States Marines. This helped answer all my questions.
Thetalune
WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT S.F.PLANNER AND OPERATOR
Vizuru
For all I thought I knew about American history, I recognize I still have a lot to learn - and lately I've been concentrating on the post-Revolutionary/pre-Civil War era, mostly the naval aspects - in recently reading the excellent "Six Frigates" by Ian Toll, I learned more about the Quasi-War w/ France, the Barbary Wars, and the War of 1812. Toll could necessarily not dwell too much on anyone episode, but one I did want o learn more about was Stephen Decatur's raid to burn the captured USS Philadelphia, in the Tripoli Harbor. And, fortunately, I found this wonderful book by Mark Lardas.

Seemingly short at less than 80 pages, it is absolutely packed with a great narrative and fantastic illustrations. He covers the capture of the Philadelphia by Tripolitan pirates, the planning to keep the Philadelphia out of their hands (and why that was important, a good half of the book on the raid itself, the aftermath, and - something sorely missing from many book and all the more appreciated here: an analysis of the raid and its participants. His point-by-point of what went right (and what could have gone wrong) was excellent, and really appreciated his emphasis on the importance of Salvatore Catalano as pilot and translator (and the just reward he received from the US government from his part in the raid).

I've added several more of the author's books in the Osprey "Raid" and "Duel" series to my reading list.

Any criticisms are precious few...some copy editing hiccups and the fact that a few of the first-person quotes in the book are hard to trace to the short reading list at the end - but they don;t detract much from this excellent volume.

Highly Recommended
Arashilkis
The USS Philadelphia had run aground on an uncharted sandbank in Tripoli harbour while chasing Arab shipping. It had been forced to surrender, and the US fleet needed to destroy her before the Tripolitanians could refloat her and put it to use, as it was the second-largest vessel in the US Navy. The action itself was a short affair, but is described in detail here. If it is a subject you are interested in then it will be a very interesting book, but in general terms, despite the author being an excellent writer, it will be of little interest to the general reader. For Osprey collectors or descendants of the participants only, I think.

The Contents are -
P04: Introduction
P07: Origins
P15: Initial Strategy
P23: The Plan
.Preble's Boys
P33: The Raid
.The Storm; return and Approach; Boarding and the Fight for the Deck; The Incendiary Parties; Tripolitan Reaction; Withdrawal
P60: Aftermath
P64: Analysis
P71: Conclusions
P74: Further Reading
P77: Glossary
P80: Index

The Colour Plates
P08: Map - The Mediterranean with inset map of Tripoli
P29: Colour Plate - U.S. Navy Boarders. This shows three figures, heavily armed, with a display of equipment laid out in front of them.
P40-41: 2-page ¾ birds-eye-view - Taking the Philadelphia, February 16 1804. This is an elevated view of the harbour and the ships, either pained or computer generated, looking towards the land.
P44-45: 2-page colour plate - an elevated view of the Americans swarming on to the deck of the Philadelphia; scores of figures are depicted, in a style reminiscent of a contemporary engraving from the period.
P54-55: 2-page ¾ birds-eye-view - Intrepid Escape. This is an elevated view of the harbour and the ships, either pained or computer generated, looking towards the sea.
The Barbary Wars, our first conflict with the Muslim world is the subject of this book. The book is a detail study of the US Navy's effort to destroy the captured US frigate, USS Philadelphia from her captors, the Muslim city port of Tripoli in 1804. The book goes into great length to describe how the frigate was lost and US Navy's decision to denied her use by Barbary pirates of Tripoli since the frigate was one of the most powerful warships in US Navy's roster of ships at that time.

I found the book to well written and research. The book take you step by step as the plan unfolded and how it went down. The maps were very helpful and illustrations were quite good. The book make it clear that while the plan unfolded and executed with perfection, the risks were high and chances of disaster loom large. But courage, well laid plan and luck made the operation looked easy although the issue remains in doubt until the very last second of execution.

It was a bold act and even Admiral Horatio Nelson praised the operation. If Decatur was an English officer, there would be a knighthood for him. The book does justice to the operation and it should be mandatory reading for anyone, who have a high level of interest in naval operation of this time period. A "cutting out" operation told in great detail and flair, it almost read like a Hornblower, Bolitho or Aubrey novel!! The book come highly recommended.