Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's greatest sea disaster / Richard F. Newcomb ; with an introduction and afterword by Peter Maas.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st HarperCollins ed.
    • Notes:
      Includes index.
      Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1958.
    • ISBN:
      006018471X
      0060185600
    • Accession Number:
      00058157
    • Accession Number:
      fay.75108
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      NEWCOMB, R. F. Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed. [s. l.]: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. ISBN 006018471X. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108. Acesso em: 26 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Newcomb RF. Abandon Ship! : The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed. HarperCollins Publishers; 2000. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108. Accessed February 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Newcomb, R. F. (2000). Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster (1st HarperCollins ed.). HarperCollins Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Newcomb, Richard F. 2000. Abandon Ship! : The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed. HarperCollins Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108.
    • Harvard:
      Newcomb, R. F. (2000) Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed. HarperCollins Publishers. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108 (Accessed: 26 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Newcomb, RF 2000, Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster, 1st HarperCollins ed., HarperCollins Publishers, viewed 26 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon Ship! : The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed., HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Newcomb, Richard F. Abandon Ship! : The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s Greatest Sea Disaster. 1st HarperCollins ed. HarperCollins Publishers, 2000. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Newcomb RF. Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy’s greatest sea disaster [Internet]. 1st HarperCollins ed. HarperCollins Publishers; 2000 [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.75108

Reviews

PW Reviews 2000 November #2

In the mid-1990s, 11-year-old Hunter Scott, working on a project for a state history fair at his Florida school, began delving into an old WWII naval tragedy he had learned about by chance the destruction of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, which sank in only 12 minutes after being hit by a torpedo fired by a Japanese submarine. Hundreds of sailors died. The navy blamed the ship's captain, Charles Butler McVay III, charging that he failed to issue a timely warning to abandon his fast-sinking ship. The beleaguered McVay became the only commander ever court-martialed by the U.S. Navy for losing his vessel in wartime; despondent for years afterward, he eventually killed himself. The story of the Indianapolis and of the subsequent punishment of McVay, was the subject of this 1958 book by Associated Press editor Richard F. Newcomb (Iwo Jima, etc.), which spent 18 weeks on bestseller lists. Now, thanks in large part to the efforts of Scott, additional information has emerged to shed light on the sad saga of the Indianapolis, explicated in a foreword and afterword to this reissue by investigative journalist Maas (Serpico). The result is an even more compelling look at this long-ago tragedy, one that could lead to the exoneration of McVay. Photos not seen by PW. (Jan.) Forecast: Hunter Scott's sleuthing has received a lot of media attention, which will certainly be highlighted by Harper when the book is released. Young readers will be inspired by Scott's determination (though discretion should obviously be exercised regarding McVay's plight), and any reader interested in WWII will want a chance to weigh the evidence. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.