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Captain McVay was quickly court-martialed for having failed to follow evasive maneuvers, "the first captain in the history of the U.S. Navy," Doug Stanton observes, "to be court-martialed subsequent to losing his ship in an act of war." Although the sailors under his command would insist that McVay had been scapegoated, and although I-58's commander testified before the court that "he would have sunk the Indianapolis no matter what course she was on," McVay was never able to clear his name. He committed suicide in 1968.
Stanton captures the drama of these events in his vigorous narrative, which augments and updates Richard Newcomb's Abandon Ship!. Stanton observes that although McVay was exonerated by an act of Congress in 2000, the conviction still stands in Navy records. Stanton's book makes a powerful case for why that conviction should be overturned, and why the captain and crew of the Indianapolis deserve honor. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Very well written. One of the best books ive ever read. I loved the history and had great empathy for the boys and the captain.Published 1 day ago by Carchick
Enjoyed this piece of history I hadn't known. I am always drawn to how people can be so strong and get through such incredibly hard things and go on with their lives despite... Read morePublished 2 days ago by TeeKay
Excellent book. Obviously what goes on today ,with Govt covering their tracks and blaming subordinates, also went on back then. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ken
Powerful, emotional, and true! Stories such as this should always be told and remembered. We must always be mindful to never let the greatest generation ever to never be forgotten.Published 16 days ago by Richard Dixon
While I had heard the story of the USS Indianapolis I never really knew of the bravery and determination of these true heroes. Read morePublished 18 days ago by R. Hyde McDowell
Amazing read. Once you get started you won't be able to put it down. Just putting yourself in that situation mentally is haunting. This is one ww2 story everybody should know.Published 21 days ago by nick