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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.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a thrilling and educational work. I recommend it to anyone interested in WWII history and the determination of the Naval personnel who doggedly fought against all odds to... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Michael Brosius
This describes the trans-Pacific voyage of the USS Indianapolis to deliver the components of the bomb, called 'Fat Man', destined to be dropped on Hiroshima, that culminated in... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Gderf
I doubt very much if many people have heard this horrendous story as it wasn't even news until the war ended. Read morePublished 1 month ago by therse short
I loved this book - learning about what happened to the USS Indianapolis and it's crew made me appreciate all servicemen for their sacrifice. A timely book exonerating the captain.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Great story line of events that happened in this naval tragedy. Great read!Published 1 month ago by jared
This is a riveting, fast-paced, and very moving retelling of the sinking of the Indianapolis at the end of WWII. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Malfoyfan