On Oct. 25, 1944, the USS Tang, a Navy submarine, sank after being hit by its own renegade torpedo. Out of the Tang’s 87 crew members, there were only nine survivors, who were soon captured by the Japanese and tortured for months at a POW camp. Escape From the Deep is slow to find its footing — the first 60 pages describe the Tang’s patrol in excruciating detail — but it picks up once the sub meets its untimely demise. In fact, Alex Kershaw’s vivid account of heroism and survival is so riveting, it can be only so long before Hollywood scoops it up to adapt for the big screen. A-
Escape from the Deep On Oct. 25, 1944, the USS Tang, a Navy submarine, sank after being hit by its own renegade torpedo. Out of the Tang's 87 crew members, there ...Escape from the DeepNonfiction, WarAlex Kershaw On Oct. 25, 1944, the USS Tang, a Navy submarine, sank after being hit by its own renegade torpedo. Out of the Tang's 87 crew members, there ...2008-05-02Da Capo Press
Genre: Nonfiction, War; Author: Alex Kershaw; Publisher: Da Capo Press
Posted January 17 2015 — 10:36 AM EST
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