Survivors. Alex Kershaw tells the gripping story of The Tang, a World War II submarine, and its brave crew in a book titled Escape From the Deep. After sinking thirteen Japanese ships during a mission, the final torpedo launched circles back to The Tang and sinks it, killing most of the crew. The nine survivors out of the crew of 87, including Captain Richard O’Kane, are taken to a prisoner of war camp where they are isolated, tortured and starved. All 87 members of the crew of The Tang went through hell after they became the most successful combat submarine of the war. Kershaw tells this story with respect and intensity. Most readers will find this to be a gripping tale of heroism.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)