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- DescriptionOn 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 rewn, and which prompted Horatio Nelson to declare it 'the most bold and daring act of the age'.
- Author BiographyMark 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.
- Author(s)Mark Lardas
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication20/07/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleRaid
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 22
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content Note35 b/w
- Weight265 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Illustrator(s)Steve Noon,Donato Spedaliere,Mariusz Kozik
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