Coverart for item
The Resource In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton

In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton

Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Title
In harm's way
Title remainder
the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stanton
Title variation
In harms way
Title variation remainder
the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they struggled to stay alive, battered by a savage sea and fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time help arrived-nearly four days and nights later-all but 317 men had died. How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And how did these 317 men manage to survive? Interweaving the stories of three survivors-the captain, the ship's doctor, and a young marine-journalist Doug Stanton has brought this astonishing human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of this harrowing chapter of World War II history, In Harm's Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage. Now available for the first time in trade paperback, the bestselling account of America's worst naval disaster-and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived On July 30, 1945, after the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine
Summary
Chronicles the worst disaster in U.S. naval history, describing heroism in the face of persistant shark attacks and hypothermia after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis in the South Pacific in the final days of World War II
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
170671
Cataloging source
SPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stanton, Doug
Dewey number
940.545973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
1110
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
D774.I5
LC item number
S73 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1110
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indianapolis (Cruiser)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Shipwrecks
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors
Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17811765
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
St. Martin's pbk. ed.
Extent
329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312983376
Lccn
00068254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49702029
  • (OCoLC)49702029
Label
In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the extraordinary story of its survivors, Doug Stanton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17811765
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
St. Martin's pbk. ed.
Extent
329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312983376
Lccn
00068254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm49702029
  • (OCoLC)49702029

Library Locations

    • Noble County Public LibraryBorrow it
      813 E. Main St., Albion, IN, 46701, US
      41.396075 -85.41489
    • Noble County Public Library - Avilla BranchBorrow it
      104 Ley St., Avilla, IN, 46710, US
      41.366092 -85.235492

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...