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The Resource In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton

In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton

Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Title
In harm's way
Title remainder
the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stanton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 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, In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage. Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of America's worst naval disaster-and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived On July 30, 1945, after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine
Cataloging source
SPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Doug
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
1110
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
LC call number
D774.I5
LC item number
S73 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.3
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indianapolis (Cruiser)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
Target audience
adult
Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805066326
Lccn
00068254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45582590
  • (Sirsi) o45582590
  • (TMQ) o45582590
  • 215706
  • 215706
Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780805066326
Lccn
00068254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45582590
  • (Sirsi) o45582590
  • (TMQ) o45582590
  • 215706
  • 215706

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