Left for Dead

Left for Dead

For fans of Unbroken, Left for Dead is the incredible story of a boy inspired by Jaws to help bring closure to the survivors and their families of the World War II sinking of the USS Indianapolis.    Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship sank in 14 minutes. More than 1,000 men were thrown into shark-infested waters. Those who survived the fiery sinking-some injured, many without life jackets-struggled to stay afloat in shark-infested waters as they waited for rescue. But the United States Navy did not even know they were missing.    The Navy needed a scapegoat for this disaster. So it court-martialed the captain for "hazard

Pete Nelson
Delacorte Press

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