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0060959215
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Richard F Newcomb
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Harper Paperbacks (November 12, 2002)
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Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser .

Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser . Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser . Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War II. Heading westward, she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. In twelve minutes, some 300 men went down with her.

by. Newcomb, Richard F. Publication date.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. by. Indianapolis (Cruiser), World War, 1939-1945, Shipwrecks, Indianapolis (Schiff), Schiffsuntergang, Weltkrieg (1939-1945). New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers.

Richard Newcomb's Abandon Ship!, first published in 1958, brought McVay's sad case . com for CUSTOMER SERVICE.

The case was recently reopened thanks to the efforts of McVay's family and a bright middle-school student who looked into the matter as a class project. A full refund will be issued, including return shipping, if book is not as described.

In July 1945, the heavy cruiser . The Saga of the U. S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster. by Richard F. Newcomb.

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Abandon Ship! - The Saga Of The . Indianapolis, The Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster by Richard F Newcomb, introduction & afterword by Peter Maas, paperback book published by Harper Collins Publisher in 2001, 400 pages plus 8 pages of b/w photos. Condition: fair/good - covers have nicks/creases, spine cracked (but binding is still solid), pages clean, no torn or missing pages.

Abandon Ship! The Saga of the . By Newcomb, Richard F. 2000, HarperCollins ISBN 006018471X Hardcover. Descripton: Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser . More than 900 other spent four horrific days and five nights in the ocean with no water to drink, savaged by a pitiless sun and swarms of sharks. Written by: Richard F. Narrated by: Qarie Marshall. Heading westward, she was sunk by a Japanese submarine Show more.

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Peter Maas talked about Richard F. Newcomb’s book Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the . Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster, published by HarperCollins.

Peter Maas talked about Richard F. This book, originally published in 1958, was the first chronicle of the events leading up to the sinking of the . Indianapolis in the Pacific on July 30, 1945, the horrific aftermath at sea, and the contested political consequences in the . The captain of the ship, Charles McVay, survived and was court-martialed for, among other charges, failure to issue a timely warning to abandon ship.

Sailing across the Pacific, the battle-scarred heavy cruiser U.S.S. Indianapolis had just delivered a secret cargo that would trigger the end of World War II. Heading westward, she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. In twelve minutes, some 300 men went down with her. More than 900 other spent four horrific days and five nights in the ocean with no water to drink, savaged by a pitiless sun and swarms of sharks. Incredibly, no one knew they were there until a Navy patrol plane accidentally discovered them. In the end, only 316 crewmen survived.

How could this have happened -- and why? This updated edition of Abandon Ship!, with an Introduction and Afterword by Peter Maas, supplies the chilling answer. A harrowing account of military malfeasance and human tragedy, Abandon Ship! also scrutinizes the role of the U.S. Navy in the disaster, especially the court-martial of the ship's captain, Charles Butler McVay III. Maas reveals facts previously unavailable to Richard Newcomb and chronicles a forty-year crusade to right a wrong, a crusade Abandon Ship! inspired.

  • Uyehuguita
Excellent
  • BroWelm
The book, Abandon Ship, I gave to my son-in-law. His grandfather was on the U.S.S. Indianapolis. He told my son-in-law that this book was the closes to what happen. My son-in-law had tears in his eyes because he admired his grandfather, this book meet so much to him. His grangfather died in 1995.
  • Madi
my husband is a naval officer it's thrilling and sad.shows the navy and its accountability standards.things are more forgiving these days
  • Clonanau
Several years ago I read a story abut a high school student whose research was directly responsible for the overturning of a court martial. I then saw a movie with Stacy Keach about the sinking of the BattleShip Indiannapolis. After that I was very interested in finding out more about the "Ship of Doom".
Now having spent 6 great hours devouring every page of this true and gripping novel, I am certain that the miscarriage of justice has been righted. This book is as good as it gets, and for those who have ever served in the Navy, you'll be strolling down memory lane as they book details life aboard a ship.
The book is a true testament and record to those who died and thos that lived. The book is a compelling look at the disaster, how the crew was affected and what happened to everyone, including the captain.
Using actual testimony fromt he court martial, you have a first hand, inside look into how a chain of events can be looked at from several view points. If you are a histry buff, a Navy vet or anyone who loves a good mystery, than this book is certain must have and must read.
Overall you'll be hard pressed to find any better work and this one gets my highest praise and recommendations.
  • Gogal
I guess this is the wrong place for it. I should have put it on
the White House website. However, since it's here, as the
headline, it's too late now. Isn't it? Every year, The Discovery Channel has a week of shark documentaries called, appropriately enough, Shark Week. The sharks that
attacked the survivors of the Indianapolis were Great Whites. The sinking was mentioned by the late Robert Shaw's character, Captain Quint, in the 1975 movie JAWS.
Was it McVay's fault? No. It was the Navy's. The Navy assured McVay that he was in safe water. He wasn't. When
she was overdue at Leyte, nobody noticed. Except for a radioman who asked his superiors to check with Headquarters. That done, the reply to the inquiries from Leyte was the following: "We don't publicize fleet operations
because it would let the enemy know where our ships are."
The Japanese already knew. The survivors themselves were left to drown and be eaten by sharks. When they were
finally rescued, the Navy moved to cover its (...). It made Charles B. McVay III the scapegoat and moved to court-martial him on charges of failing to protect his ship. The captain of the Japanese submarine who sank his ship
said that zigzagging wouldn't have made any difference.
  • Folsa
Good reading, but a little slow at times. Seems the navy covered up a few faults of it's own. Hopefully this has been corrected for our brave troops in the future. The Captain took the heat and never complained even though he was not at fault. Would recommend to any naval personel looking for naval history.