In Harm's Way (Young Readers Edition)
The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Author: Doug Stanton and Michael J. Tougias
A young readers edition of Doug Stanton and Michael Tougias' New York Times bestseller In Harm’s Way—a riveting World War II account of the greatest maritime disaster in US naval history.
On July 30, 1945, the U.S.S. 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 remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and hallucinations.
By the time rescue arrived, all but 316 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? And how did these 316 men manage to survive against all odds?
This thrilling wartime account of heroism and survival, Book 5 in the True Rescue narrative nonfiction series, is inspiring and unforgettable—the perfect choice for young adventure-seekers.
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Praise for In Harm's Way:
A New York Times Bestseller
Massachussetts Book Award Winner
Michigan Notable Books Winner
“Stellar . . . A gut-wrenching story of everyday heroes.” —New York Post
“A stunning book…one of the most harrowing tales of World War II…Doug Stanton takes you through every terrifying moment in a vivid and utterly memorable account.”—Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation
“Infuriating, mesmerizing, and heartbreaking . . . Impossible to put down.” —Rick Atkinson
“The most frightening book I've ever read.” —Stephen Ambrose
“Stanton has created a war story that is part Titanic, part Stephen King nightmare.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune