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War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a…

by Don Keith

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I enjoyed this book because it's a great story. However, the book seemed to jump around quite a bit. Details would be explained in one place and repeated later as if they hadn't already been explained. The story was a five; the book, because I like the story, I gave a three. ( )
  Bibliophilus | Apr 5, 2014 |
The writing is staid, to say the least, but the story is solid. The first couple of chapters left me fearing the book would continue in the worst tradition of tell not show, however once it got into the accounts of actual events it picked up reasonably, and it is a story well worth reading. ( )
  pratalife | Feb 9, 2014 |
This book is the story of an American submarine (and her crew) during World War II. The story is a very human one, dealing with fear and courage, leadership and loyalty, life and death. War is a very dangerous and stressful time and nothing may be more dangerous and stressful than being in a submarine during war. It is a place that can easily kill you under the best of conditions. And when things go wrong, they can go wrong very quickly. This is the story of things going wrong! I found that the story, while very disturbing and difficult, was told with great respect and dignity. After reading this book I have a much greater respect for those that served, and especially those that died, on these unforgettable ships. ( )
  Chris177 | Oct 28, 2013 |
A fascintating book, made for a good book discussion. Really brought the men out for it ( )
  MarthaL | Jun 5, 2011 |
Fine story of submarine operations during WWII. ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 20, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451229282, Hardcover)

From the national bestselling author of Final Patrol-a gripping story of heroism under the sea.

In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape.

Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.



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In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape.Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.… (more)

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