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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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We all need a lifeline... Or realize we provide a lifeline to someone else. Our daily survival may depend on it.... After reading the book you'll understand.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic book. I live in Indianapolis and have never really researched what happened to the USS Indianapolis. Read morePublished 25 days ago by W. D. Atkinson
Good book, wanted to read it since I know a sailor who was onboard. Quite an ordeal.Published 26 days ago by J White
An amazing book about survival. Very sad that this incident was not covered more in school. Every American should read it to appreciate what these service members went through.Published 1 month ago by Brian
What a fascinating read. I had no idea of the real fate of the Indianapolis. What a travesty regarding the captain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lawrence J. Corvari
Excellent historical account of a sad and in your face military cover-up.Published 1 month ago by Roger E.