- 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 23,3 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.067.477 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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A Christopher Award Winner
An ALA-YALSA Best Nonfiction for Young Adults Book
Praise for Left for Dead:
“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
From the Hardcover edition.
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.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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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.
I recommend this book to any history buff, any veteran of WWII, any currently serving in military service, and to family members of any who have served our great country. You might just get to know those better who have protected and are protecting our precious freedoms.
I also recommend this to any who have no knowledge of our military. You just might learn something that will enrich your life and something that you can pass down to future generations to show respect for our veterans/military.
(From a Daughter of a WWII Veteran who served in the Pacific)
This book is excellent and well worth reading. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in history or shipwrecks.