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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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First, I am Charles McVay's stepson for full disclosure. I read this book several years ago when it was first published, but recently downloaded it on Kindle and reread it. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Winthrop H. Smith Jr.
This story broke my heart. I don't think I am giving away any surprises since this is a true story and most people know the outcome. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Ruth Kenney
I could repeat a lot of what has been said in high praise of this book (and agree with some of the weak writing) ... Read morePublished 11 days ago by lmcdesign
This was an excellent, compelling book. It tells the tragic, haunting tale of the USS Indianapolis and her crew immortalized in the popular movie Jaws. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T H Dude
A detailed account of a horrible mistake. Doug Stanton takes you on a secret journey of American pride and patriotism to end the War with Japan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frank Dobrowski
The book was very detailed as if I was in the story itself. It was very graphic and at times it was a little hard to turn the page when reading about the hallucinations and the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Schandolph