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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors Paperback – May 1, 2003
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About the Author
A former contributing editor at Esquire, Outside, and Men's Journal, Doug Stanton received an M.F.A. from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan. He is the author of In Harm's Way.
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Some reviews have complained of the 'slant' that the author has in this book. My feeling is that this book needed to be slanted in order to help right a miscarriage of military justice.
I was thrilled to find out that the U.S.Navy finally 'owned up' to the fact that they screwed the Captain (and also the crew) in order to cover for the gross negligence of the Navy themselves. There was a good line in the movie of the same name as this book (quite ironically). Henry Fonda said to John Wayne's character regarding blame for losing his ship; "The Navy never admits to being wrong; but in this case, they are falling short of being right". That line had always run through my mind whenever the subject of the U.S.S. Indianapolis came up.
The surviving crew members, with a big assist from the author, deserve all the credit for righting this terrible wrong, that has caused unbelievable suffering for so many people for so many decades.