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Left for dead [electronic resource]. Peter Nelson.

Nelson, Peter. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780375890185 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2002.

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Summary, etc.: For fans of Unbroken, Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men were thrown into shark-infested waters. Those who survived the fiery sinking--some injured, many without life jackets--struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. The Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for "hazarding" his ship. The survivors of the Indianapolis knew that their captain was not to blame. For 50 years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budge--until an 11-year-old boy named Hunter...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
1260 Lexile.
8.3 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 565 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 361 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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