- Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
- Verlag: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; Auflage: Reprint (11. November 2003)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0385730918
- ISBN-13: 978-0385730914
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 12 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,6 x 1,4 x 23,5 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 709.237 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 11. November 2003
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For fans of "Unbroken," "Left for Dead" is the incredible story of a boy inspired by "Jaws "to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS "Indianapolis." Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS "Indianapolis" was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men were thrown into shark-infested waters. Those who survived the fiery sinking some injured, many without life jackets struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing. The Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for hazarding his ship. The survivors of the "Indianapolis" knew that their captain was not to blame. For 50 years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budge until an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott entered the picture. His history fair project on the "Indianapolis" soon became a crusade to restore the captain s good name and the honor of the men who served under him. Praise for "Left for Dead" Christopher Award Winner An ALA-YALSA Best Nonfiction for Young Adults Book Compelling, dreadful, and amazing. "VOYA " This exciting, life-affirming book about war heroics and justice . . . proves without question the impact one student can have on history. "Booklist" Well written and well documented this excellent presentation fills a void in most World War II collections "School Library Journal" "" Young readers . . . will no doubt be inspired by the youth s tenacity and by the valor of those who served on the "Indianapolis." "The Horn Book""
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This book is excellent and well worth reading. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in history or shipwrecks.
Hunter Scott was a very intelligent young man to expose all the events in order to get
the whole story out to the Legislatures and President in order to get Capt. McVey pardoned
and tell what happened to the men whom the Navy forgot.