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Indianapolis, Paperback / softback Book

Indianapolis Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Indianapolis is the thrilling true story of the greatest naval disaster in United States history - the sinking of the U.S.S.

Indianapolis during World War II - and the fight for survival and redemption that followed. Four days after delivering the components of the world's first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, with nearly 900 men lost.

Those who survived endured starvation, dehydration and shark attacks as they waited to be rescued.

From a crew of 1,196 men, only 317 survived - the biggest single loss of life at sea to be suffered by the United States navy. When the remaining crew were finally rescued, the ship's captain, Charles B.

McVay III, was wrongly court-martialled for negligence over the sinking.

Decades after these events, the survivors of the Indianapolis, as well as the Japanese submarine commander who sank it, joined together to finally exonerate McVay. Extraordinary courage, terrible tragedy and the fight for justice: in Indianapolis, the true story is revealed. 'Extraordinary...serious naval history and a detective story, told with passion.' The Times'Vividly detailed...compelling yet comprehensive.' Los Angeles Times'Simply outstanding.' Booklist (starred review)'Gripping...

This yarn has it all.' USA Today


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