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Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780385730914
Author(s): Pete Nelson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2003
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Dimensions: 155 x 234 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 201
Pages: 12

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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.

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