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July 30, 1945 - The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man crew is making its way toward a small island in the South Pacific. The ship is sailing 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 below. Fresh off a top-secret mission to deliver uranium for the atomic bombs that would ultimately end World War II, they are unaware their ship is being watched. Minutes later, six 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 US history.
©2014 Edgar Harrell and David Harrell (P)2016 Tantor
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By Drew Hiker on 11-07-17

A Marine’s Testament to the Glory of God

Aside from being quite an hIstorical account of the USS Indianapolis, its journey and demise during WW II, the story is told by a faithful and unashamed Christian who is also a United States Marine. A study of God’s work in tragedy and triumph. Thank you to the authors for a well-written testimony, superbly read by the narrator.

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By Mark Fay on 12-10-17

Potentially good story thwarted by proselytization

I consider myself a Christian but found the storyline corrupted by the authors over-the-top attempt to convert every reader to Christianity. Couldn't make it all the way through. Wish I hadn't bought it in retrospect. I purchased it right after reading "Unbroken" thinking there might be some similarities. On the contrary, as the writing in Unbroked was exceptional and completely enthralling. I highly recommend the latter book.

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