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Item Number:  01175293



In Harm's Way The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors


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Seller Name: For My Lambs
Member since 3/2010
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Location: Canyon Country, California, United States

Listing Date: 3/25/2010



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Title: In Harm's Way The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors Publisher: Owl Books
Author: Stanton, Doug Publication Date: 2003
Binding/Format: Paperback Edition:
Condition: Fine+ with no dust jacket ISBN: 0805073663
Inventory #: 18375    


Great Value. Prompt delivery with tracking. Satisfaction guaranteed. ; 1 x 8.22 x 5.58 Inches; 368 pages; On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact; close to nine hundred sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they struggled to stay alive, battered by a savage sea and fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time help arrived-nearly four days and nights later-all but 317 men had died. How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And how did these 317 men manage to survive? Interweaving the stories of three survivors-the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine-journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of this harrowing chapter of World War II history-already a bestseller in its hardcover and mass market editions-In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.





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