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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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These books are just fantastic! When reading, it was like I was actually there and the suspense was awesome. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dina L Carr
Very well written. Was the next door neighbor to one of the survivors so felt I had a
very personal interest in the telling of the story. Read more
This is one of the best books I have ever read. These men were heroes and the story about them could not have been told better.Published 29 days ago by johnr45
The story of the USS Indianapolis is well known to many people, but here it is told from the very human standpoint of the captain and crew of the ill-fated ship. Read morePublished 1 month ago by wayKool
Excellent read, full of excellent historical details and intimately horrifying experiences. I am a fan of maritime history accounts of survival and rescue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ben McKinnon
Superb detail and storytelling; the research into this book was thorough and the accounts utterly amazing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MSgolfguru
Excellent read, really opens your eyes to what the military and true leadership really was.Published 1 month ago by Joel Ortiz
So glad I stuck with this book. Once I hit a certain point I couldn't put it down. Some parts brought me to tears. I am so glad the truth was told.Published 1 month ago by Linda Passey