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Publisher Description

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

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 U.S. history.

Religion & Spirituality
April 29
Baker Publishing Group
Baker Book House Company

Customer Reviews

Skipper, USMC ,

Out of the Depths

Another example of how many brave Americans made America's freedom possible.

AppleJimmie ,


I am a Child of Christ of 42 years of my 60 years of Life. I thank God for all of
the men who God used to give us our freedom at a great price. I believe that
your crowns, that will one day rest at the feet of Jesus. like all the others will have special meaning of praise to God and all will understand even more how much God
watched over us for His purpose and all will shout Paise to God.

OUT OF THE DEPTHS makes me see life with God one day at a time and each day has purpose and meaning even when kaos seams to have taken control, But Faith
in God, controls kaos. I cannot concieve such kaos, but God did choose the
Crew of the Indianapolis the special mission not only to impact the World but to
Glorify Himself.


Sk8rdi ,

Out of the Depths

Amazing book. Very well written. I could not put it down till I finished. Will purchase hard copy books to give as gifts.