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War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine | [Don Keith]

War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine

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 15 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.
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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 15 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.

©2010 Don Keith (P)2010 Tantor

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    Scott Lathrop, CA, United States 08-11-13
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    "Riveting!!"
    If you could sum up War Beneath the Waves in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, nail-biting, explosive!


    What did you like best about this story?

    From start to finish this book keeps your interest. From the men who prevailed to the men who failed, this book pulls no punches and describes in explicit but not boring detail the dramatic events of submarine warfare!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When forced to take command, the junior officer leads his men to a successful escape and then, displaying unimagined grace, keeps his cool when facing the commander at the conclusion of their harrowing escape... and maintains his composure after they return to shore.


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    Excellent story, and storyteller! Fascinating history.

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    Rick Lebanon, OH, USA 04-25-10
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    "Interesting historical review"

    Interesting story and a great tribute to sailors of the Silent Service. Honor and courage, the key elements of this book is a great inspiration to any generation. We owe so much to this generation of selfless individuals who served our country.

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    Thomas Panama City, FL, USA 05-21-10
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    "A Want to be Novel but a Novella at Heart"

    One third sheer excitement, two thirds padding so it did not have to be listed as a Novella. If you do get it do not give up on it before the middle where all the action takes place.

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