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Left for Dead

A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Nelson, Peter, 1953- (Book - 2002)
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Having heard the story of this great warship and tragic terrible end, a young boy decides to look into the matter and find out why the ship's captain received a court martial as punishment for something he did not do, despite the Navy's knowledge of this.

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Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later.

Authors: Nelson, Peter, 1953-
Statement of Responsibility: Peter Nelson ; with a preface by Hunter Scott
Title: Left for dead
a young man's search for justice for the USS Indianapolis
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2002
Characteristics: xx, 201 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-196) and index
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations, American Trials (Naval offenses) United States Scott, Hunter, 1985- McVay, Charles Butler, -1968 Trials, litigation, etc Indianapolis (Cruiser)
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Trials (Naval offenses)
LCCN: 2001053774
ISBN: 0385900333
0385729596
Branch Call Number: 940.5459 N
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As a 11 year old, Hunter Scott watched Jaws (1975) and wondered - was Quint's story of the USS Indianapolis true? This question lead to an investigation to uncover the true story of the Indianapolis.


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