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

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors Author Doug Stanton
ISBN-10 0805073663
ISBN-13 9780805073669
Year 2003-05-01
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher Owl Books
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Now available for the first time in trade paperback the bestselling account of America s worst naval disaster and of the heroism of the men who against all odds survivedOn July 30 1945 the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact close to nine hundred sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean where they struggled to stay alive battered by a savage sea and fighting off sharks hypothermia and dementia By the time help arrived nearly four days and nights later all but 317 men had died How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters And how did these 317 men manage to survive Interweaving the stories of three survivors the captain the ship s doctor and a young marine journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless The definitive account of this harrowing chapter of World War II history already a bestseller in its hardcover and mass market editions In Harm s Way is a classic tale of war survival and extraordinary courage

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