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USS Indianapolis

Books on the Worst US Navy Disaster of WWII, 
The Sinking of the Heavy Cruiser USS Indianapolis
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Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
by Richard F. Newcomb, Peter Maas (Afterword)
In July 1945, the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis put in at the Pacific atoll of Tinian to deliver a rare cargo: several hundred pounds of uranium, the makings of the two atomic bombs that only a few weeks later would be dropped on Japan. Having discharged this duty, the Indianapolis made way for Guam, and thence for the Philippines, in waters that the high command had assured its captain were safe. En route, it crossed the path of a Japanese submarine, which fired six torpedoes and sank the cruiser, killing hundreds of sailors--some of whom were devoured by sharks--and leaving others to float in the open ocean for days. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 326 pages 1 Harper edition (December )
Harpercollins; ISBN: 006018471X

Fatal Voyage : The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
by Dan Kurzman, Harlan M. Twible
Broadway Books
Paperback - 352 pages (August 14, )


In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
by Doug Stanton
Hardcover - 320 pages 1st edition (April )
Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; ISBN: 0805066322

Ordeal by the Sea : The Tragedy of the U.S.S Indianapolis
by Thomas Helm, et al
July 30, 1945: The heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by a torpedo. 1,196 men went into the water. When rescue arrived five days later, only 317 remained. What happened during those five terrible days? Amazon.com
Signet Paperback - 251 pages
Reissue edition (June 12, )

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
by Peter Nelson, Hunter Scott

Left to Die : The Tragedy of the USS Juneau
by Dan Kurzman
Listed under War in the Pacific

Ray Parkin's Wartime Trilogy
by Ray Parkin
An extraordinary work by an Australian who endured the sinking of his ship, HMAS Perth, after an epic battle against impossible odds.  Dropbears.com
Listed under Australia at War
 
 

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