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 | Conversation Starters
Authors Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic team up to write the definitive true story of USS Indianapolis and its unfortunate fate. In Indianapolis, Vincent and Vladic take us back to the midnight of July 30, 1945. This was days after the Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb components to the Pacific Islands. Their trip from California to these islands was considered the most highly classified World War II naval mission. As USS Indianapolis was sailing in the heart of the Philippine Sea, two Japanese torpedoes struck her. The glorious ship was suddenly turned into a cauldron of fire. And within minutes, she sank. This led to the deaths of 300 men. Almost 900 men made it to the water however, their challenges were just beginning when in the next five nights, they battled one challenge after another that shrank their number to 300.
Christian Science Monitor praises Vincent and Vladic’s wonderful book and describes it as a “gripping and engaging tale that features grievous mistakes, extraordinary courage, unimaginable horror, and a cover-up.” New York Times Book Review says that Indianapolis reveals deadly secrets and “expose what really happened that day in 1945.”
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