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Indianapolis : 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.

Vincent, Lynn (author.). Vladic, Sara, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781501135941
  • ISBN: 1501135945
  • Physical Description: 578 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-540) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The ship -- The kamikaze -- The mission -- The deep -- Trial and scandal -- An innocent man -- Final log entry: August 19, 2017.
Summary, etc.:
Just 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.
Subject: Indianapolis (Cruiser) > History.
United States. Navy > Search and rescue operations > Pacific Ocean.
McVay, Charles Butler, III, 1898-1968 > Trials, litigation, etc.
Indianapolis (Cruiser) > History.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Search and rescue operations > Pacific Ocean.
Shipwrecks > Pacific Ocean.
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
Judicial error.
Vindication.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations.
World War, 1939-1945.
HISTORY / Military / Naval.
HISTORY / Military / World War II.
HISTORY / Maritime History & Piracy.

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