indianapolis

Indianapolis

by Lynn Vincent, Sara Vladic

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—and compelling. Now, for the first time, thanks to 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.


Staff Reviews

If, like me, your knowledge of the sinking of the WWII battleship Indianapolis is largely informed by Captain Quint’s drunken narrative in "Jaws", then you'll be fascinated to find how much more there is to the story. The captain of the Indianapolis was court martialed for the sinking and (much later) exonerated – largely through the efforts of a 14-year-old high school student as well as the captain of the Japanese sub who sank him. A true history and a great "rest of the story" read.

Mike
Indianapolis

Staff Reviews

If, like me, your knowledge of the sinking of the WWII battleship Indianapolis is largely informed by Captain Quint’s drunken narrative in "Jaws", then you'll be fascinated to find how much more there is to the story. The captain of the Indianapolis was court martialed for the sinking and (much later) exonerated – largely through the efforts of a 14-year-old high school student as well as the captain of the Japanese sub who sank him. A true history and a great "rest of the story" read.

Mike