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In Harm's Way

The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Stanton, Doug (Book - 2003 )
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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 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, In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage. 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, survived On July 30, 1945, after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine.
Authors: Stanton, Doug
Title: In harm's way
the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2003, c2001
Edition: 1st Holt paperbacks ed
Characteristics: xxvi, 339 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., map ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Doug Stanton
Notes: "With a new afterword by the author"--Cover
Summary: 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 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, In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage. 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, survived On July 30, 1945, after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine.
ISBN: 9780805073669
0805073663
Branch Call Number: 940.5459 S792i 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-317) and index
Subject Headings: Shipwrecks Pacific Ocean World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Topical Term: Shipwrecks
World War, 1939-1945
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List - Sea voyages gone wrong by: multcolib_tamaf Jun 23, 2014

In July of 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed, 900 thrown into the sea, where they fought off sharks, huge waves and hypothermia. By the time help arrived-nearly four days later-all but 317 men had died. How did... Read More »


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