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Abandon Ship!

Abandon Ship!

(2000)
The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
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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.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Abandon Ship!: The Sage Of The U.s.s. Indianapolis, The Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Author(s): Richard F Newcomb
ISBN: 0-7567-7567-1 / 978-0-7567-7567-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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December 2000 : USA Hardback
Title: Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Author(s): Richard F Newcomb, Peter Maas
ISBN: 0-06-018471-X / 978-0-06-018471-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Abandon Ship Pb
Author(s): Richard Newcomb
ISBN: 0-06-095921-5 / 978-0-06-095921-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Abandon Ship!
Author(s): Richard F Newcomb
ISBN: 0-380-81904-X / 978-0-380-81904-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Abandon Ship!: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster
Author(s): Richard F Newcomb
ISBN: 0-06-018560-0 / 978-0-06-018560-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Availability: Amazon UK   


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