Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * ?GRIPPING?THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.? ?USA Today * ?A WONDERFUL BOOK.? ?Christian Science Monitor * ?ENTHRALLING.? ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * ?A MUST-READ.? ?Booklist (starred review) A human drama unlike any other?the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history. Just after midnight on July 30, 19 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * ?GRIPPING?THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.? ?USA Today * ?...

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Title:Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Author:Lynn Vincent
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Genres:History
ISBN:1501135945
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:592 pages pages

Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man Reviews

  • Jo Ann
    Oct 06, 2018
    Wow! This book blew me away, on several counts. First of all, I had never even HEARD of the ship, the USS Indianapolis, that delivered components of the atom bomb to the Pacific Islands. Nor had a heard of the ship's demise only a few days after her delivery date...OR about her skipper...
  • Carol
    Sep 18, 2018
    Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man is the stark reality behind our use of the platitude Thank you for your service.? I say this not to admonish anyone who walks up to a Veteran we...
  • Matt
    Jul 30, 2018
    ?So, eleven-hundred men went into the water. Three-hundred-sixteen men come out. The sharks took the rest. June the 29th, 1945.? - Robert Shaw, as Quint, in Jaws (1975) ?The Japanese Type 95 torpedo carried a huge explosive payload designed to mortally wound battleships and c...
  • Amy
    May 31, 2018
    Wow! Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic have crafted an amazing read in "Indianapolis" that puts you in the middle of a seemingly unbelievable tale of war, loss, brotherhood, victory, faith and determination as they unpack the story of the USS Indianapolis. From the time at sea through the s...
  • Joyce
    Sep 30, 2018
    I have a vague memory of reading about the Indianapolis in a children's book in the 1950s. It's the sharks, of course, that stayed in my memory, not all the other fascinating details revealed in this riveting account of the ship's history, the men who sailed it, and the politics that l...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Sep 10, 2018
    Genre: Historical Non-FictionIndy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada Pub. Date: July 10, 2018 If you did not see the movie ?Jaws? (1975) you missed the actor Robert Shaw?s iconic scene describing the experiences the boys/men endured during WWII when their ship the USS In...
  • W. Whalin
    Sep 26, 2018
    Remarkable Storytelling Initially I avoided this book because of the 592 page hardcover. I "thought" it was too long compared to the books I normally read. Then I began to listen to the audiobook and can see why this book got on the New York Times bestseller list. The story telling ...
  • *Avonna
    Oct 11, 2018
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.com INDIANAPOLIS: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year-Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic is one of the most engrossing and riveting nonfiction ...
  • Shirley (stampartiste)
    Oct 07, 2018
    I read this book for my local history book club meeting. I had never heard of this story and was unaware of the tragedy and its aftermath. Apparently, one of the characters in the movie "Jaws" was portrayed as being one of the survivors of the Indianapolis, but somehow I missed that re...
  • Carol
    Jul 08, 2018
    5+++ Engrossing and Informative Stars! From THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, 1798: "Water, water everywhere, And all the boards did shrink, Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink."U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS - She was an old girl....just back from repairs after sustaining grave damage ...
  • Lance
    Sep 08, 2018
    While there are several books published about the USS Indianapolis, this one is the most complete account of not only the sinking and survival stories, but also of the mistakes by other Navy cimmqnds, the subsequent scapegoating of Captain McVay with a court marshall due to failure to ...
  • Nan Williams
    Jun 30, 2018
    What an outstanding job the authors did not only to research the history of the Indianapolis, but to research the lives of the men, themselves, and their families. This made the whole accounting much more human than just a clinical dissection of naval history. This was very well wri...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Jul 10, 2018
    I received a free Kindle copy of Indianapolisby LynnVincent and Sara Vladic courtesy of Net Galley and Simon snd Schuster,the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my fiction book review blog. I ...
  • happy
    Sep 24, 2018
    I found this book a fascinating retelling and expansion of the story of the USS Indianapolis. The Indi, as her crew called her, had just delivered the parts to the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima and was in transit to Leyte when she was struck by 2 torpedoes fired by a Japanese Subm...
  • Dick Reynolds
    Aug 14, 2018
    The story opens on March 18, 1945 when the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) is battling attacks by a Japanese dive bomber. The ship is in a convoy with sixteen aircraft carriers. The Indianapolis had recently supported the Marines? invasion of Iwo Jima and would soon participa...
  • Lourdes
    Jun 27, 2018
    I requested and received a free review copy via NetGalley! I really loved this book as it is about history, WWII. The writing is as if you are in the story, and so well defined. The description of the ship, the sailors, their stories, of how it talks about Pearl Harbor, and then...
  • Donna
    Oct 31, 2018
    4.5 STARS. This is a nonfiction account of everything that has anything to do with this war ship. I loved the way the author organized all of this research. This was fascinating. When I originally looked at the length of the audio (because it is on the long side), I thought there we...
  • Charlie
    Aug 22, 2018
    First, congratulations to the authors Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic for the many, many hours of research, interviews, and patience putting this true full account of the sinking of the ship and the court-martial of Captain Charles McVay. I usually get tired or worn out reading books tha...
  • Steven Z.
    Jul 25, 2018
    A few days ago, I was sitting on the beach with a few friends and we began discussing the 1970s film ?Jaws.? Someone referred to Robert Shaw?s crusty performance and a monologue he gave about the disaster that befell the USS Indianapolis at the conclusion of the World War II. Sin...
  • Brooke Lorren
    Jun 02, 2018
    Indianapolis is an outstanding telling of the ship that was entrusted with the responsibility of carrying the atomic weapons that led to the end of World War II in Japan... and then was sunk shortly afterwards. It is the story of how the men survived five days in in shark-infested wate...
  • Doug Phillips
    Aug 05, 2018
    This is a book that held me quite interested for the first 60 percent, and then lost me like the title ship was for so many long days. Other books have covered the ground of the great toll paid by the many sailors of the Indianapolis. The authors here have done meticulous research ...
  • Mackey
    Aug 01, 2018
    In 1945, the USS Indianapolis was on a covert mission to carry nuclear materials to the Pacific where they would be used against the Japanese. On July 30, the Japanese torpedoed and sank the ship. Hundreds escaped the fiery death trap, only to be stranded for days in the shark infeste...
  • Juli
    Jul 26, 2018
    I am ashamed to admit that I knew nothing of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II until I saw a documentary on it during Shark Week on Discovery Channel in 2007. Years of history classes...many on the two world wars....for a college degree....and I knew nothing about...
  • Spectre
    Aug 02, 2018
    The numbers are just staggering in this largely unknown naval tragedy at the end of World War II. The USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on a cloudy night and 300 men go down with the ship while 900 men end up in the water. The elements, lack of water and food, fire ...
  • Patricia Romero
    Jun 23, 2018
    Coming from these two authors, I knew this was going to be a good book. And it was. I don't usually do Military history. But something about this story pulled at me. A true account of what happened to the ship and crew of the USS Indianapolis. After delivering precious cargo that wo...
  • Joyce
    Jul 16, 2018
    5 stars A wholly American ship, she was built between 1930 and 1932. She first sailed in 1932 and was christened the USS Indianapolis. By 1945, the Indianapolis became master of the seas from Pearl Harbor all the way to Japan. The end of the Pacific War was fast coming when she was ...
  • ✨Tamara
    Sep 07, 2018
    ?Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into her side, Chief. We was comin? back from the island of Tinian to Leyte. We?d just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn?t see the first shark for about...
  • Nathan
    Jun 01, 2018
    Phenomenal, engrossing, riveting, devastating---all of these (and more) apply to Vincent's book about the USS Indianapolis. Following the ship from just a little while before it was attacked by a Japanese sub and ending as recently as last year, Vincent has arranged an amazingly cohere...
  • Eric Hausman-Houston
    Jun 08, 2018
    This amazing ship and these amazing men who fought for our freedom need to be remembered. INDIANAPOLIS is a captivating retelling bringing new light to this incredibly important moment in history. More than just a riveting, harrowing tragedy, due to such an unlikely series of events so...
  • David Wingert
    Jun 20, 2018
    I recently finished an advance reader's edition of "Indianapolis" by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic. It is scheduled for publication July 10th. This is the true story of the worst sea disaster in US Naval History and the 50 year fight to exonerate the captain. For those who don't know, t...