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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

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Book Overview: In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors

In Harm's Way is the bestselling adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster during World War II--and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.

"Always a classic and now even better--a masterful account of one of history's most poignant and tragic secrets."--Lee Child

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 316 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 316 men manage to survive?

Interweaving the stories of three survivors--the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine--journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a little-known chapter in World War II history, In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.

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ISBN-101250853494
PublisherHolt Paperbacks
Publication Date2022
EditionUpdated
Languageen
Pages400
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"Always a classic and now even better--a masterful account of one of history's most poignant and tragic secrets."
--Lee Child

"Infuriating, mesmerizing, and heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down."
-- Rick Atkinson

"Stellar . . . A gut-wrenching story of everyday heroes."
-- New York Post

"Gripping . . . Compelling."
-- Chicago Tribune

"Powerful . . . One of the most poignant tragedies and injustices of World War II."
-- Mark Bowden

"A chilling account."
-- The Atlantic Journal-Constitution

"Do yourself a favor. Read In Harm's Way."
-- James Bradley

"Stanton has created a war story that is part Titanic, part Stephen King nightmare."
-- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Doug Stanton is a distinguished American author, journalist, and filmmaker, highly praised for his work in non-fiction literature. He is most renowned for his bestselling books, "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors," "Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan," and "The Odyssey of Echo Company." Stanton's astute observance and gripping narrative style, combined with his meticulous research, allows his readers to delve into significant historical events, underlining the resilience, bravery, and endurance of individuals in the face of adversity. Born and raised in Michigan, Stanton earned his B.A. in English and his M.F.A in writing from the University of Iowa. Prior to his writing career, he worked as a contributing editor at Esquire, Sports Afield, and Outside. His articles have also made appearances in The New York Times, TIME, and the Washington Post, among others. These experiences sharpened his journalistic skills, providing a strong foundation for his career in non-fiction writing. Stanton's literary contributions have earned him an array of accolades. His books have not only secured spots on New York Times bestseller list, but they have also been translated into more than 30 languages. His 2009 book, "Horse Soldiers," was adapted as a major motion picture, titled "12 Strong," underscoring his impact and influence. Stanton’s works serve as a powerful testament to human fortitude, preserving heroic tales of survival and triumph through his evocative storytelling.

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