If you like nonfiction and adventure this is the book for you. Stephen Bower Young writes this true tale that he lived through so well that it sounds like a novel. You feel every emotion that these trapped and all but doomed men feel. You hear the dared for hope as the men gamble in the bowls of the ship whether they will die first by asphyxiation or drown.


Then you travel with the few men who will decide the fate of all as they make a daring trip to the surface to save those that can’t help themselves.

I’ve read many books over the years about real events and none have made me fight more for survival than these men. They were heroes of a different sort that show us what real courage is and make us strive to be more than ordinary. These men fought the battle and won, they’ve earned the title extraordinary.