In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and The Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and The Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and The Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton, Boyd Gaines

July 30, 1945. After completing a top secret mission to the island of Tinian to deliver parts of the atom bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima, the battle cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed on impact; close to 900 were cast into the sea. After five days, when the Navy accidentally realized the ship was missing, only 321 men were still alive, having battled hypothermia, sharks, and hallucinatory dementia. Four more would die in military hospitals shortly thereafter.

The highly unusual court-martial of the Indianapolis's captain, Charles Butler McVay, opened up the tragedy to scrutiny: How did the Navy fail to realize the ship was missing? Why was it traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And, perhaps most amazingly of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive?

In Harm's Way casts the tragedy of the USS Indianapolis not as a history of war, but as a portrait of men battling the sea. Interweaving the stories of three survivors—Captain McVay; the ship's doctor; and a young marine private—this astonishing human drama is brought to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780694524358
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2001
Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes
Pages: 6
Product dimensions: 4.34(w) x 7.09(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Doug Stanton is a former contributing editor at Esquire and Outside, and is currently a contributing editor at Men's journal. He lives in northern Michigan.

Boyd Gains has won Tony Awards' for his roles in Contact, She Loves Me and The Heidi Chronicles. He has appeared on screen in I'm Not Rappaport and Heartbreak Ridge and on numerous television shows including Law & Order, L.A. Law and Frasier.

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