I chose this book because last semester Mr.Jackson recomended it. He said that this book was a very intense story that was not only informational historical, but an exciting read. I decided to pick a different book the first semester because I thought In Harm's Way would be boring with too much information and not enough excitement. However, my friend read this book the first semester and told me it's one I should definitely read. So, I decided to give it a try, and I really enjoyed it.