Destruction at Noonday by Bill Robinson
A Novel of Nautical Peril and Adventure (Seafarer Books)

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BIll Robinson's first novel-a saga of personal trauma and nautical peril-is based on actual events during the great Tokyo earthquake of 1923, when a passenger liner with 3,000 people aboard faced imminent destruction from the raging elements and was saved by the captain's courage and skills.
 

About Bill Robinson

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Bill Robinson is president of Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He holds degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, Wheaton Graduate School and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He also studied at Moody Bible Institute and Princeton Theological Seminary. His books include 'Leading People from the Middle.' He has distinguished himself as a teacher, speaker, and community leader.
 
Published August 11, 1998 by Sheridan House. 224 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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and the creepy functionary who's on the ship to evaluate the captain's performance for the owners prior to his promotion, is not pleased with Applebye's priority to save souls before ships.

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Set against the backdrop of an actual earthquake that ravaged Japan in 1923, this intense first novel opens with the ocean liner Oriental Monarch preparing to depart Yokohama harbor as the disaster strikes.

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