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Sea of Glory Audio, Cassette – Unabridged, October, 2001

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Does factual history make for good fiction? Well, yes and no in this military novel with strong spiritual themes. Father John Washington, Rev. Clark Poling, Pastor George Fox and Rabbi Alex Goode are thrown together on the doomed army transport ship Dorchester in February 1943. As Nazi U-boats lurk just beneath the surface of the western Atlantic, waiting to intercept and destroy ships that pass within torpedo range, spiritual battles take place on board the Dorchester. Not, however, among the clergy. Despite their diverse religious traditions Catholic, Jewish, Methodist and Reformed Protestant the four chaplains find a consistent unity of purpose in boosting the spirits of the military men under their care. Indeed, the spiritual unity is unbelievably idyllic: some disagreement or tension among the four might have made their relationship more convincing. However, the final sacrifice they make based on true accounts is undisputedly inspiring. The novel's strength lies in its detailed depiction of a heavily researched historical event; this is also a weakness, as the reader often feels more like a history pupil than a participant in the adventure. This story might have been better presented as nonfiction. Still, history buffs who prefer a Christian theme in their novels will be happy to find a new offering in the limited pool of titles available to them, and WWII fans will enjoy this retelling of the sinking of the Dorchester.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Amid the secrecy surrounding military transports during World War II, four military chaplains board the U.S.A.T. Dorchester to minister to the 902 soldiers there. George Lansing Fox, a Methodist minister; Alexander D. Goode, a rabbi; Clark V. Poling, a Dutch Reformed minister; and John P. Washington, a Catholic priest, are men of different faiths, ages, and backgrounds drawn together by an unswerving belief in God. As they show their concern and faith each day, they begin to shape a miracle in one man's heart that will blossom on February 3, 1943, the day a German U-boat torpedoes the Dorchester and the chaplains make a final sacrifice for the crew. While the details about the men's lives prior to boarding the Dorchester are rather dry, Poling (a cousin of one of the ministers) and Wales (a screenwriter for the TV show Christy) pack enough emotion into the rest of the novel to more than compensate. For fans of military fiction and the movie Saving Private Ryan.
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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Americana Publishing; Unabridged edition (October 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588070735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588070739
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.6 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,987,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Barry M. Sax on September 29, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The story of the Four Chaplains has been told before. Indeed, a book of the same name was published in the early 1950s. That book was essentially the individual stories of the Four Chaplains from childhood until they met their collective fate off Southern Greenland on February 3, 1943. Now, in treating the historical event as fiction, based on fact, the authors have made history easier to understand, particuarly for younger readers and those without prior knowledge of the story. Who were these men? How did they become friends. What in their backgrounds allowed them to come together so heroically during the 20 minute between the torpedo exploding and the Dorchester sinking? Where was the ship going and why? What happened to the U-Boat. How did the story of the Four Chaplains survive the sinking? History is more than a collection of facts. Wales and Poling's interpretation have added additional life to a wonderful story that deserves to live on to be read by new generations. This inspirational story of four men of different faiths coming together in a time of crisis is particularly pertinent in the new post-September 1, 2001 America.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Anne on August 24, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I recently read this book in a summer reading program, and I loved it! It made me think of all the other men and women who gave their lives in World War II. This story follows four naval chaplins on the USAT Dorchester-a rabbi, a Dutch Reformed minister, a Catholic priest, and a Protestant minister. This story tells about their backgrounds, how they came to meet each other on the Dorchester, and the greatest sacrifice they gave (their lives) when the ship sank. This is an outstanding book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pete Grimm on November 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My uncle died on this ship. He was in the Coast Guard. I heard my mom all my life talk of the Dorchester and the Four Chaplains. Now I was finally able to read a story about it. Thank you for writing this book. I did cry at some parts for the uncle I never knew. I wish my mom was still alive to read it. I have my uncle's purple heart and I will lay this book next to it.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read some family history. This book was excellent.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Patricia C Fields on June 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you like a mystery and history this is a book you will not want to miss. The four chaplains, from different religious backgrounds, aboard the Dorchester weave a mixture of how God supplies the right people at the right time - even war time. Recently I saw "Pearl Harbor" at the movies and felt great pride of being an American when I walked out of that movie. That same feeling went through me as I read this book. This is a "MUST READ" for baby-boomers like myself. We must never forget what was was really like. This book will give us a peek at the sacrafices many made for each of us to enjoy freedom today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sandy807 VINE VOICE on May 19, 2002
Format: Audio Cassette
The four chaplains who gave their lives selflessly to prevent others from dying certainly deserve for their story to be known, however, I would like to have seen equal voice given to their four different faiths. The story seems to be told more from the viewpoint of fundamental Christianity, and the character and beliefs of the chaplains of other faiths, Judaism, for example, seem neglected.
What I found important in the chaplains' story was the comraderie and unity among them, in spite of their different faiths. This mutual respect is a great lesson for teaching the importance of loving one another, and I imagine made a positive impact on the men they served, although this was not emphasized in the book. When the greatest test of all came, and the soldiers found themselves in the water, all of the chaplains, no matter what their religion, showed their commitment to God and man by making the lives of their fellow soldiers more important than their own. This is the emotional high point of the story, as we envision the fear of men facing death, and see the faith of the chaplains stand firm. We wonder what we would have done in the same situation, and we are left with a lesson that life is fleeting and to consider our lives in the context of the eternal.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 15, 2002
Format: Hardcover
There are inaccuracies in some of the above criticisms...
like for instance the customer who stated that the words on the cover, "...story of the four chaplains" was a typo and should have been, "...story of four chaplains." This is completely inaccurate as the gentlemen in mention are icons known as "THE Four Chaplains." The customer's complete misinformation stated as 'fact' in [their] review makes me wonder about the validity of [their] other comments.
My suggestion, read the book for the "true story" within -- whether it feels like narrative non-fiction, or novel-style non-fiction is up to you to like or dislike; but the story is well and passionately presented by an author to whom the story obviously has precious meaning.
The book is lovely because the story is lovely. There's just no losing that. Well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Paul on September 5, 2001
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I found this book made me realize just how much others have sacrificed for our freedom. The characters were real to me...much more so than going to a movie where it's like watching the news when bad things happen. We're anesthesized to the horror happening to others. I spent the day reading (such luxury!) and felt I had spent the day on the Dorchester. Knowing beforehand what the book was about initially disappointed me, yet I read on to see how the authors would handle this true story. I was glad I did. The account was very real to me. The sacrifice of the four chaplains was beyond reason...so far so that faith was in the forefront. If you are serious about history, this is a must read.
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