Book Review: Out of the Depths

Written By: Edgar Harrell

The Inspiring True Story of a World War II Hero’s Miraculous Survival at Sea

Out of the DepthsJuly 30, 1945 – The USS Indianapolis is making its way through the South Pacific, unescorted, assured by headquarters the waters are safe.  It is midnight , and Marine Edgar Harrell and several others have sacked out on deck rather than spend the night in their hot and muggy quarters . Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs for Hiroshima that would ultimately end World War II,  Marine Edgar Harrell and his shipmates are unaware their ship is being watched.

At 12:14am, 6 Japenese torpedoes are slicing toward the Indy . . .

For five horrifying days and nights after their ship went down, Harrell and his shipmates had to fend for themselves in the open seas. Plagued by dehydration, exposure, saltwater poisoning, and shark attacks, their numbers were cruelly depleted before they were miraculously rescued. This is one man’s story of courage, ingenuity, and faith in God’s providence in the midst of the worst naval disaster in U.S. history.

CBD PRICE: R285.00 (Hardcover)

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