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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
The Burning Sea
Abandon Ship
Hope Afloat
Shark Attack
Dead Drift
Final Hours
Back in the World
Author's Note