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Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM By Doug Stanton

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, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact close to nine hundred sailors were cast into theNow 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, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact close to nine hundred 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 already a bestseller in its hardcover and mass market editions In Harm s Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.
  • Title: In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
  • Author: Doug Stanton
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  • Page: 254
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Matt Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Japanese torpedo slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief We was comin back from the island of Tinian to Leyte Just delivered the bomb The Hiroshima bomb Eleven hundred men went into the water Vessel went down in twelve minutes Didn t see the first shark for half an hourSometimes that shark looks right into ya Right into your eyes And you know the thing about a shark, he s got lifeless eyes Black eyes Like a doll s eyes When he comes at ya he doesn t seem to be livinguntil he bites ya, and tho [...]
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Timothy Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Very first light, Chief sharks come cruisin Can you name that movie Yep, you and everybody else guessed it the 1975 classic Jaws I d argue that the majority of those from every generation since the 1970 s to present first learned of the USS Indianapolis and her crew s fate through this film alone I did when I first saw it at about six or seven years of age and to be perfectly honest the story scared the living shit out of me cuz unlike the fictional motion picture, it really happened Notwithstan [...]
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Shaun Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
OMGGoosebumps REALLY After delivering the last component of the A bomb, the USS Indianapolis carrying a crew of almost 1,200 is torpedoed Within 12 minutes, an estimated 300 men have been killed, 900 have been forced into the oil slicked, shark infested sea, the ship has been sunk, and the first in a long line of oversights will guarantee the US navy is totally unaware of the ships fate until it is too late for than 2 3 of displaced men.This story, competently told by Doug Stanton, sucked me in [...]
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Rebecca McNutt Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
In Harm s Way is a shocking and unbelievably powerful true story, revolving around an event in history that shattered the lives of many, but the ones who survived never gave up hope.
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Sweetwilliam Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
I tore through Doug Stanton s In Harm s Way at breakneck speed The book read like a novel I flipped through the pages like a hot knife passes through whipped butter Stanton s book is so readable The Indianapolis was the ship tasked to carry the first atomic bomb from San Francisco over to the US strategic airbase at Tinian for eventual deployment over Hiroshima After discharging her cargo, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine somewhere between Guam and Okinawa This disaster was the result o [...]
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David Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
This book joins other survival epics like Endurance Shackleton s Incredible Voyage that make you repeatedly say Holy shit, how did they survive that And also Holy shit, I hope I never have to survive that Most people today, if they remember the Indianapolis at all, it s from the movie Jaws, when Robert Shaw tells Roy Scheider about the disaster and how a large number of the Indianapolis s crew was eaten by sharks.The cruiser USS Indianapolis was once the flagship of President Roosevelt, but by t [...]
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Nate Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Like About Face and the Pat Tillman story, this book leaves one highly disillusioned I know I should praise the heroism of the survivors of this horrific tragedy and that is a given , but my primary reaction to this book was actually one of disgust and great cynicism concerning the US military At every step of the way the USS Indianapolis was exploited in the mad rush to get the atomic bomb over to Japan she was rushed through maintenance repairs, upon arrival in the Pacific her captain was give [...]
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Michael Twist Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
I ve long contended that one of the greatest scenes in all of movies entails the bonding that took place in Jaws between Brody, Hooper, and Quint as the latter recounted the horror of awaiting rescue in shark infested waters after the USS Indianapolis had been sunk in the South Pacific just days before the end of the second World War Spielberg s ability to ratchet tension was a product of our understanding that the account was based on a true event as well as the inherent fear we all have of sha [...]
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Michael Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
I would guess that many people only know the story of the USS Indianapolis from the movie Jaws and the story that Quint told in the one scene This is a story from history that should be known by all Americans It is a tale of utter despair and the depths to which humans can descend when placed in the worst situation possible I had read about and seen television programs about the Indianapolis but I learned a lot about it than ever before Doug Stanton did an excellent job of getting the story fro [...]
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Dianne Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
This is the true story of the sinking of the great battleship USS Indianapolis during the final weeks of World War 11 It is heartbreaking to read of the cries of anguish during the attack on the ship So many young men sent to their graves at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean The secret mission of transporting and unloading the nuclear bomb on the small island of Tinian, to be later dropped on Hiroshima was complete However disaster for the battleship USS Indianapolis and her over 1200 sailors and [...]
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Dana Stabenow Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
If you ve ever seen Jaws you re familiar with this story Days after it delivered Little Boy to Tinian, the battle cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine The attack is so effective that the bow literally vaporizes and because they are running yoke modified, or most of the hatches dogged open because the crew is roasting in the tropical heat, water rushes into the hull and the ship sinks in twelve minutes it took the Titanic two hours and 40 minutes from the time it hit the [...]
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Kat Hagedorn Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
tinyurl 3lro2y3I finished this in less than 2 days I think that s a record for a 250 page book.Valid criticisms of this book might include that it reads a bit like death porn, knowing as we do the ending, but those criticisms would have missed the boat or ship, as it were As Stanton himself explains in an afterword, his ultimate goal in writing this story was to explore the survivors their ordeal, their suffering, their lives post Indianapolis How do you survive something like this Naturally, ex [...]
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Barb Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
I was not educated on the story of the USS Indianapolis I am haunted by what the men on this ship experienced and how senseless their misery was, waiting for rescue A series of mistakes caused this ship to be lost , meaning nobody missed it after it sunk Reading about how some took leadership roles, and so many would not give up The author touched on this when he realized the survivors all shared a deep held belief that they were not going to give up Have I left an impression on the people I lov [...]
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Doug Clemens Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Wow This book starts off with a bang and the story goes from there I had never heard of the USS Indianapolis and so this was a great story for me to read It played an important role in the war and also revealed a lot about our Navy operations Three things that struck me were the unbelievable conditions endured by the survivors, the incompetence of the Navy in not noticing the ship was missing, and the inexcusable assignment of blame to captain of the ship It was sad for me to see someone so devo [...]
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Mike Wolstat Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
I guess I never really needed to know what it was like to drift for days in the open ocean without a boat, but there are very few vivid scenes that I suppose I ll ever read about There is something in the discovery of the extremes of human endurance that I find inspiring and I was in tears at the end of this when the survivors were being plucked from the water.This book also goes a long way to exonerate the captain of the ship, who was subsequently court martialed, something that the surviving [...]
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Bruce Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Well researched and well written account of the unimaginable ordeal suffered by the crew of the cruiser that delivered the components for the Hiroshima bomb 5 out of every 6 men on the ship died, most while floating in the Philippine Sea for five days and five nights with the sharks The court martialed captain was vindicated decades after his suicide Great read for any fans of the Navy in WWII.
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Nola Redd Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Most nonfiction books, I ve found, tend towards being dry and overly academic Historical ones in particular have never managed to hold my attention for very long Yet, as I read Doug Stanton s In Harm s Way, I found myself drawn into the story, connecting with and grieving for the men onboard the U.S.S Indianapolis I also found myself frequently shouting insults at the Navy s handling of the situation And, although I am a fast reader, this is certainly one of the fastest times I ve ever clocked o [...]
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Todd Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief We was comin back from the island of Tinian to Leyte just delivered the bomb The Hiroshima bomb Eleven hundred men went into the water Vessel went down in twelve minutes Didn t see the first shark for about a half an hour Tiger Thirteen footer You know, you know that when you re in the water, chief You tell by lookin from the dorsal to the tail Well, we didn t know Cause our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been [...]
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Jake Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
There is a point just over halfway through In Harm s Way where author Doug Stanton struggles with the semantics of describing a World War II naval disaster The USS Indianapolis was sunk 40 hours earlier The survivors have been treading water, suffering from toxic doses of sun rays and ocean water, along with relentless shark attacks Yet, for legitimate reasons, the book is only half over and things will get worse Stanton writes, By late afternoon, things had mutated from horrific to unbearable B [...]
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Olivermagnus Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Anyone who has seen the original Jaws movie will probably remember the story told by the character, Quint, about the USS Indianapolis On the night of July 29th, 1945, the USS Indianapolis, returning from a secret mission to deliver the Hiroshima atomic bomb, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sunk within minutes Of the approximately 1200 men on board, around 300 were killed immediately, and about 900 made into into the water alive Even though the ship radioed for help, the message couldn [...]
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David Zimmerman Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Doug Stanton has done a masterful job of telling the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis He brings to life each of the men who had a significant role aboard the Indianapolis in such a way that you grieve with them through their losses, rejoice with them in their victories, and inwardly pray for their endurance and survival.Stanton begins their story in a way I think was very risky At the hands of a less capable author, many readers might have laid the book aside, never to pick it up and [...]
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Tom Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
A quick read that keeps the action moving at a brisk pace Like most I assume, I was inclined to read this based on Quint s monologue from Jaws and even though many of his facts were totally wrong, I find that bit no less entertaining It s just about as bad a situation as you can imagine When the crew abandoned ship, in most cases they swallowed a bunch of seawater and oil and spent several hours vomiting it up That was the least bad thing that happened to them Sharks bit them in half Dehydration [...]
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Diane Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Here s a true story that beats the heck out of any fictional thriller Anyone who s seen the original Jaws movie remembers Quint s desciption of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis While Quint s numbers may have been different, the description held 1,196 men went into the water, 321 came out sharks got the rest In Harm s Way gives the back story and the epilogue, the lives of the men who went onto the ship, their mission, the mistakes that led to delays in looking for them, the court martial that [...]
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Mollie Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
In Harm s Way is a very vivid and detailed telling of the fate of the USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed by the Japanese in the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, leaving the survivors stranded and drifting on the sea for days The homecoming of the survivors was marred by the court martial of their Captain in what the author portrays as a real miscarriage of justice further, the announcement of the end of the war just two weeks after they were rescued sidelined the survivors tragic story As t [...]
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Craig Stratton Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Remember the scene in Jaws where Quince tells Brody and Richard Dryfus about his experience in the Navy when his destroyer was sunk in the Pacific and the crew was hunted by sharks for 2 days before rescue This is the book about that ship and crew It is extremely terrifying, especially since it is a true story The crew s encounter with sharks is only about 40% of their dangers as they cling to life waiting for help Great book.
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Allison Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Astounding account of a truly horrifying experience I agree with Stephen Ambrose in that it s probably the scariest book I have ever read and probably will ever read And not for the reasons one might imagine It s the horrific things that can occur when humans are placed into the most trying of circumstances I m really at a loss to describe this book, but insist that everyone should read it.
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Conwild Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
An engrossing, disturbing and moving account of the USS Indianapolis disaster The author puts you right there amongst the survivors, in the ocean, with the sharks A subject I knew little about other than Quint s soliloquy in Jaws, this is an excellent account.
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Jamie Smith Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Real life thriller Great readunless you re on a cruise.
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Steve Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
There are any number of reasons to read this book, but a great excuse for finally reading it today is that despite having been sunk on July 30, 1945, after 72 years, in August of 2017, the wreck of the ship was recently discovered, 18,000 feet below the surface NYT coverage here nytimes 2017 08 20 wo The book has been out long enough, and is sufficiently acclaimed, that there s not much point in rehashing here Still, it s a remarkable piece of history an incredible role in WWII not only for havi [...]
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AJ Apr 11, 2021 - 01:20 AM
Have you ever been stranded at sea with nothing at all besides a life vest and your buddies That s the conditions which the men of the USS Indianapolis had to attempt to survive in There s no question why author Doug Stanton chose such a horrifying topic for his book, In Harm s Way In Harm s Way is a nonfiction war novel written about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the story of her survivors Stanton leaves nothing out through his vivid descriptions, making this wartime novel a perfect b [...]
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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors By Doug Stanton 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, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact close to nine hundred sailors were cast into theNow 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, survivedOn July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine An estimated three hundred men were killed upon impact close to nine hundred 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 already a bestseller in its hardcover and mass market editions In Harm s Way is a classic tale of war, survival, and extraordinary courage.

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