Abandon Ship!

By: Harper & Row

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Harper & Row)

MSRP $7.99


Product Info

Title
Abandon Ship!
Publisher
Category
Publish Year
2001
Pages
400
Dimensions
4.25x6.75x1.25"
NKG Part #
2147919305
Type
Softcover

Description

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. Heading westward, she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. In twelve minutes, some 300 men went down with her. More than 900 others spent four horrific days and five nights in the ocean with no water to drink, savaged by a pitiless sun and swarms of sharks. Incredibly, no one knew they were there until a Navy patrol plane accidentally discovered them. In the end, only 316 crewmen survived.

How could this have happened - and why? This updated edition of Abandon Ship! Supplies the chilling answer. A harrow account of military malfeasance and human tragedy, the book also scrutinizes the role of the U.S. Navy in the disaster, especially the court-martial of the ship's captain.

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