Daily Archives: 2002-08-10

In Harm’s Way

I just finished another good story from World War II: In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis….

I had heard of this book at some point and had added it to my Amazon “wish list”. There was the reference from Jaws that always interested me, so finally we bought the paperback and my wife and I both read it.

I came away from the book with a couple of distinct thoughts: 1) there were a lot of people in the US military at fault for the incident; and 2) those boys really went through hell after the ship was sunk. I was expecting the physical degradation after the ship sunk and they waited many days for rescue, but I was surprised to learn about the psychological damage as well.

Further reading:

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