In Harm's way : : the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors
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Slow start, then WOW
submitted by Susan4Pax -prev. sueij- on August 26, 2013, 1:09pm
This book got off to a bit of a slow start for me, as the first third of the book was really setting up the war, the ship, and the circumstances around its travels. Though there were attempts to make the story personal through the experiences of a few crew members, it was mostly (even if well done) a recitation of facts.
Until the torpedoing of the ship. And then the whole thing drew me in and held me tightly. This was entirely the stories of the people who survived this harrowing ordeal, and was told in a way that was urgent and compelling.
The final conclusion of the book -- that sometimes the rules are followed but justice is still not done -- is neither surprising nor shocking to me. But it doesn't make the tragedy any less.
New York : H. Holt, 2001.
Year Published: 2001
Description: 333 p.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
Shipwrecks -- Pacific Ocean.