Abandon ship!: The death of the U.S. Indianapolis

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J. Curley & Associates, 1980 - History - 560 pages
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Originally published in 1958, "Abandon Ship!" was the first book to describe how the survivors of the "U.S.S. Indianapolis" sinking watched their shipmates fall prey to shark attacks, dehydration and death, and the first to question why the captain, Charles McVay, was court martialed.

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

Harrowing enough story of disaster and subsequent scapegoating of the innocent and cover-up by a rule-bound hierarchy, (USNavy). Most fascinating is the postscript where a schoolboy hears a bit of the ... Read full review

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Great story of the USS Indianapolis and the tragic story of survival and determination. Read full review


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Richard F. Newcomb is a pioneer of narrative nonfiction. He lives in Florida.

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