- Gebundene Ausgabe: 333 Seiten
- Verlag: Holt, N.Y.; Auflage: 1 (1. April 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1567317979
- ISBN-13: 978-0805066326
- ASIN: 0805066322
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,7 x 3,1 x 24,9 cm
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In Harm's Way (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. April 2001
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On July 26, 1945, the heavy cruiser Indianapolis steamed into port at the Pacific island of Tinian, carrying a cargo that would end World War II: the uranium that would be dropped on Hiroshima just three weeks later. Having delivered its load without incident, Indianapolis moved on toward the Philippines to join the great armada moving in on Japan. Though intelligence reports assured Captain Charles McVay that the route from Guam to Leyte was safe, there were Japanese submarines active in the area. On the night of July 29, having detected with sonar the clinking of dishes aboard the Indianapolis from a distance of more than a dozen miles, the submarine I-58 sank the American ship, killing nearly 900 sailors in the explosion and its terrible aftermath.
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
"Stellar...A gut-wrenching story of everyday heroes."--New York Post
"Powerful...One of the most poignant tragedies and injustices of World War II."--Mark Bowden
"Infuriating, mesmerizing, and heartbreaking...Impossible to put down."--Rick Atkinson
"The most frightening book I've ever read."--Stephen Ambrose
"A chilling account."--The Atlantic Journal-Constitution
"Do yourself a favor. Read In Harm's Way."--James Bradley
"Stanton has created a war story that is part Titanic, part Stephen King nightmare."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune
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This book tells the tale of the U.S.S. Indiana and its fateful journey from SF to deliver nuclear warheads that will destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What happens to the ship and crew after it delivers its top secret cargo is both tragic and ironic. How the "Indy's" men show loyalty and perseverance after the fact brought me to tears and by the end of the book, I was openly weeping.
How can a non-fiction book make me weep? Well, I am kind of emotional and prone to tearing up when I encounter loyalty in the face of adversity. But I posit that even the most stoic reader will feel emotional reading this harrowing, gripping and informative account of a little-known side-story of WWII and the Pacific Rim drama that was the conflict between Japan and the U.S.A.