A chronicle of the U.S.S. Indianapolis is updated with newly uncovered data retracing the privations suffered by survivors of this World War II vessel in the aftermath of a Japanese torpedo attack.
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Book Description Harper, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: She was a ship of destiny.' Sailing across the Pacific, the battle scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. "Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War II.' As she was continuing westward, her captain asked for a destroyer escort. He was told it wasn't necessary. But it was.' She was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. In twelve minutes, some 300 men went down with her.' More then 900 others spent four horrific days and five nights in the ocean with no water to drink, savaged? by a pitless sun and swarms of sharks. Incredibly, nobody knew they were out until a Navy patrol plane accidentally discovered them.' Miraculously, 316 crewmen still survived.' How could this have happened -- and why? This updated edition of "Abandon Ship!, with a new introduction and afterword by Peter Maas, supplies the chilling answer. Originally published in 1958, "Abandon Ship!, was the first book to describe, in vivid detail, the unspeakable ordeal the survivors of the "Indianapolis endured.' It was also the first book to scrutinize the role of the U.S. Navy in the "Indianapolis saga, especially in the cruel aftermath of the rescue when Captain Charles Butler McVay III was courtmartialed and convicted of "hazarding" his ship. The bitter controversy over the Navy's handling of this case has raged for decades, with the survivors leading a campaign to set the record straight and exonerate Captain McVay. Peter Maas, th. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006018471X
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Book Description Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. RARE Advance Reading Copy-Uncorrected Proof-Not For Sale. 1st Edition-Stated. 1st Printing-Full# Line. new copy. Never read. Trade paperback format. Book bows up about 1/4" bottom right. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 001390