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In Harm's Way The Sinking of the U. S. S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

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ISBN-10: 0805066322

ISBN-13: 9780805066326

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Doug Stanton

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A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived. On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/4/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A former contributing editor at Esquire & Outside, Doug Stanton is now a contributing editor at Men's Journal. He received an MFA from The Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan.

Prologue: Sailor on a Chain
Sailing To War
All Aboard
Good-bye, Golden Gate
The First Domino
Sunk
The Burning Sea
Abandon Ship
Hope Afloat
Shark Attack
Genocide
Rescue
Dead Drift
Final Hours
Aftermath
Back in the World
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Author's Note
Index