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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Out of the Depths
    November 14, 2016
    TAPS
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    My husband, a retired minister, read this book first, and said it was one of the best he's ever read. We immediately ordered more for gifts!
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Story of faith and courage
    July 18, 2016
    VA
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I had heard part of the story on the radio, so had to get the book to read the whole story. I recommend this to everyone.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    An in-depth look at why the sinking of the USS Indianapolis occurred.
    January 13, 2016
    riethomas
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    I bought this for a friend of mine for Christmas. He knew a little about this story but was amazed at the facts that were revealed in this book. He really enjoyed the book!
  4. Iowa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Evidently a very good read
    January 27, 2015
    Becky
    Iowa
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have not personally read this book yet. I gave it to my father and 2 of his friends for Christmas. All 3 of them said they read it straight through, unable to put it down. My father is a WWII veteran.
  5. Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    true Heroes of WW II
    January 3, 2015
    tumcsec
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Out of the Depths by Edgar Harrell is the true story of the heroic and courageous men of the USS Indianapolis that was torpedoed by the Japanese during WWII. Out of the 1,196 man crew ultimately only 317 total survived. The ship was hit July 1945 and sank almost immediately. The captain sent orders to abandon ship. Mr. Harrell along with others found themselves in the cold, dark, oily, shark infested ocean waters with only a life vest to keep them afloat. For four long days and nights they clung to life waiting for rescue. It wasn't until the fifth day that they were found. Nine hundred men survived the attack and landed in the water but only three hundred seventeen survived the ordeal of waiting for rescue. Some were eaten by sharks. Others could not survive their injuries and many just couldn't hold out and gave up. Much speculation and blame has been tossed about as to why the ship wasn't missed and search parties sent out. The captain was even wrongly put on trial trying to place the blame at his feet. He was later exonerated of the charges. The things these men endured while waiting for rescue was really hard to realize. Mr. Harrell and many of the others clung to their faith and prayed and quoted scripture. Some of the things that happened during their ordeal could only be attributed to God answering their prayers even if it was in the form of a crate of semi-rotten potatoes among other things. A quote of Mr. Harrell's that really stuck with me was that he said he was brought out of the depths of the ocean but more importantly he was brought out of the depths of his sin and rescued by the blood of Christ. My father-in-law served in the US Navy during WWII, so I'm always interested in anything having to do with that period of time.
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