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Left for Dead

ISBN-10: 0385730918
ISBN-13: 9780385730914
Edition: N/A
Authors: Peter Nelson
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Description: Hunter Scott, an 11- year- old boy in Pensacola, Florida, was watching the movie Jaws, listening to Captain Quint tell the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis at the end of World War II. "Eleven hundred men went into the water. Very first  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.95
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Hunter Scott, an 11- year- old boy in Pensacola, Florida, was watching the movie Jaws, listening to Captain Quint tell the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis at the end of World War II. "Eleven hundred men went into the water. Very first light, the sharks come cruising..." Hunter had a simple question: Was this a true story? The story of the USS Indianapolis, the worst naval disaster in American history, is indeed true. So is the story of the shameful court-martial of the ship's captain, shameful because the loss of the ship was not his fault, and the Navy knew it. Hunter Scott became the catalyst for the survivors' efforts to clear their captain's name and set the record straight. This is the story of the ship, her brave sailors, their wronged captain, and a young man's crusade to right an old injustice.

Preface
The Sailor
The Boy
Background: The Enemy
The Men
The Mission
The Sinking
The Ordeal
The Rescue
The Guilty
The Court-Martial
The Price
The Boy's Crusade
The Reckoning
The Exoneration
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

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