Indianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man / Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, days after delivering the components of the atomic bomb from California to the Pacific Islands in the most highly classified naval mission of the war, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the center of the Philippine Sea when she is struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The ship is instantly transformed into a fiery cauldron and sinks within minutes. Some 300 men go down with the ship. Nearly 900 make it into the water alive. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, the men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive. For the better part of a century, the story of USS Indianapolis has been understood as a sinking tale. The reality, however, is far more complicated. Following a decade of original research and interviews with 107 survivors and eyewitnesses, Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic tell the complete story of the ship, her crew, and their final mission to save one of their own. The survivors fight for fifty years on behalf of their skipper, Captain Charles McVay III, who is wrongly court-martialed for the sinking. The courtroom drama weaves through generations of American presidents, from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and forever entwines the lives of three captains: McVay, whose life and career are never the same after the scandal; Mochitsura Hashimoto, the Japanese sub commander who sinks Indianapolis but later joins the battle to exonerate McVay; and William Toti, the captain of the modern-day submarine Indianapolis, who helps the survivors fight to vindicate their captain.
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue: The ship -- The kamikaze -- The mission -- The deep -- Trial and scandal -- An innocent man -- Final log entry: August 19, 2017.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-540) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      True story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man. True story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history and the 50-year fight to exonerate an innocent man.
    • ISBN:
      9781501135941
      1501135945
    • Accession Number:
      2018015537
    • Accession Number:
      on1006799848
      1006799848
    • Accession Number:
      fay.576687
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VINCENT, L.; VLADIC, S. Indianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. [s. l.]: Simon & Schuster, 2018. ISBN 9781501135941. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687. Acesso em: 23 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Vincent L, Vladic S. Indianapolis : The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster; 2018. Accessed October 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687
    • APA:
      Vincent, L., & Vladic, S. (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 (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Vincent, Lynn, and Sara Vladic. 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. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687.
    • Harvard:
      Vincent, L. and Vladic, S. (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. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687 (Accessed: 23 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Vincent, L & Vladic, S 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, First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, viewed 23 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Vincent, Lynn, and Sara Vladic. Indianapolis : The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Vincent, Lynn, and Sara Vladic. Indianapolis : The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Vincent L, Vladic S. Indianapolis : the true story of the worst sea disaster in U.S. naval history and the fifty-year fight to exonerate an innocent man [Internet]. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Simon & Schuster; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 23]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.576687