Indianapolis: the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * &;GRIPPING&;THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.&; &;USA TODAY * &;A WONDERFUL BOOK.&; &;The Christian Science Monitor * &;ENTHRALLING.&; &;Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * &;A MUST-READ.&; &;Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other&;the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history.Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own in &;a wonderful book&;that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up&;as complete an account of this tragic tale as we are likely to have&; (The Christian Science Monitor). It begins in 1932, when Indianapolis is christened and continues through World War II, when the ship embarks on her final world-changing mission: delivering the core of the atomic bomb to the Pacific for the strike on Hiroshima. &;Simply outstanding&;Indianapolis is a must-read&;a tour de force of true human drama&; (Booklist, starred review) that goes beyond the men&;s rescue to chronicle the survivors&; fifty-year fight for justice on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. &;Enthralling&;A gripping study of the greatest sea disaster in the history of the US Navy and its aftermath&; (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Indianapolis stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative&;and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. &;Vincent and Vladic have delivered an account that stands out through its crisp writing and superb research&;Indianapolis is sure to hold its own for a long time&; (USA TODAY).
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display_descriptionJust after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the better part of a century, the story of USS Indianapolis has been understood as a sinking tale. The reality, however, is far more complicated. Following a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewitnesses, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own. The survivors fight for fifty years on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. The courtroom drama weaves through generations of American presidents, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and forever entwines the lives of three captains: McVay, whose life and career are never the same after the scandal; Mochitsura Hashimoto, the Japanese sub commander who sinks Indianapolis but later joins the battle to exonerate McVay; and William Toti, the captain of the modern-day submarine Indianapolis, who helps the survivors fight to vindicate their captain.
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Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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HISTORY / Military / World War II
History
Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Indianapolis (Cruiser) -- History
Judicial error
McVay, Charles Butler, -- III, -- 1898-1968
McVay, Charles Butler, -- III, -- 1898-1968 -- Trials, litigation, etc
Military operations, Naval -- American
Pacific Ocean
Search and rescue operations
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Trials, litigation, etc
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title_displayIndianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man
title_fullIndianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man / Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
title_shortIndianapolis
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Judicial error
McVay, Charles Butler
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Naval operations, American
Search and rescue operations
Shipwrecks
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