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In Harm's Way

The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis And The Extraordinary Story Of Its Survivors

By Doug Stanton

"The worst part...wasn't the sharks, and it wasn't seeing your buddies die...It was when you realize...they've forgotten us. We can't last out here forever-- we're gonna die..."--Giles McCoy, private first-class, USMC, USS Indianapolis

On the night of July 30, 1945, the Navy cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese sub, sending 900 men into the black, churning waters of the Pacific. What happened next was a nightmarish battle for survival. Injured, adrift, clinging to each other and their waterlogged life rafts, the men watched in horror as their crewmates fell victim to catastrophic injuries, exposure, hallucinations, and relentless shark attacks. Worst of all, their last radio S.O.S. had been disregarded by the Navy as a possible prank. When help finally arrived an astonishing five days later, only 317 of the ship's crew were still alive. Meticulously researched, including eyewitness reports from USS Indianapolis survivors, In Harm's Way recounts with frightening accuracy those five harrowing days at sea, and gives readers a moving, unforgettable account of the worst naval disaster at sea in U.S. history.

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Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0312983379


Format: Book
Author: Stanton, Doug
Title: In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors / Doug Stanton.
Publisher Date: New York : H. Holt, 2001.
Subject: Indianapolis (Cruiser) World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
Isbn: 0312983379 (pkb) 0805066322
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System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: 940.545973 Sta
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Bib Id: 160302

Format: Book
Author: Stanton, Doug
Title: In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors / Doug Stanton.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : H. Holt, 2001.
Description: 333 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American
Subjects: Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean
LCCN: 00068254
ISBN: 0312983379 (pkb)
ISBN: 0805066322
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: 940.545973 Sta