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ABANDON SHIP! The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's Greatest Sea Disaster

by | Read by Richard M. Davidson

History • 10.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1958

Davidson's voice creates excitement, sadness, disbelief, and rebuke in his telling of a sea story of secrecy, suffering, survival, and sanctions following a torpedo attack on a U.S. cruiser during WWII. Memories of so many deaths woven into the narrative brings a chill to that hot July night near the Philippines. In a classic example of the military's eternal inability to deal with its own mistakes, authorities blame the captain of the sunken ship for the accident. The author and the reader dramatize the Navy's subsequent legal maneuvers, orchestrated to convict a scapegoat. When it was first published, this book was the first of several on the sinking. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]



Book pak • Recorded Books • 2002

CS ISBN 0788788507 $74.00 • Eight cassettes

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