Indianapolis Indianapolis

Indianapolis

    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings
    • £6.99
    • £6.99

Publisher Description

Indianapolis is the thrilling true story of the greatest naval disaster in United States history – the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis during World War II – and the fight for survival and redemption that followed.
 
Four days after delivering the components of the world’s first atomic bomb to the island of Tinian, the Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, with nearly 900 men lost. Those not killed in the attack endured starvation, dehydration and shark attacks as they waited to be rescued. From a crew of 1,196 men, only 317 survived - the biggest single loss of life at sea to be suffered by the United States navy.

When they were finally rescued, the ship’s captain, Charles B. McVay III, was wrongly court-martialled for negligence over the sinking. Decades after these events, the survivors of the Indianapolis, as well as the Japanese submarine commander who sank it, joined together to finally exonerate McVay.
 
'Extraordinary...serious naval history and a detective story, told with passion.' The Times
'Vividly detailed...compelling yet comprehensive.' Los Angeles Times
'Simply outstanding.' Booklist (starred review)
'Gripping... This yarn has it all.' USA Today

 

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
26 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster UK
SIZE
88.2
MB

More Books Like This

Ship of Ghosts Ship of Ghosts
2006
Fatal Voyage Fatal Voyage
2001
Left to Die Left to Die
2010
Neptune's Inferno Neptune's Inferno
2011
The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors
2004
Vanished Vanished
2013

More Books by Lynn Vincent

a Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition a Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition
2011
Heaven is for Real Movie Edition Heaven is for Real Movie Edition
2014
Same Kind of Different As Me Same Kind of Different As Me
2008
Never Surrender Never Surrender
2008
Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition
2017
Dog Company Dog Company
2017

Customers Also Bought

Hms Inflexible Hms Inflexible
2011
Rendezvous - South Atlantic Rendezvous - South Atlantic
2015
Blind Faith Blind Faith
2008
Arnhem Arnhem
2018
Band Of Brothers Band Of Brothers
2012
Greyhound Greyhound
2020