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 sinkingasome injured, many without life jacketsastruggled 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 ahazardinga his ship. The survivors of the Indianapolis knew that their captain was not to blame. For 50 years they worked to clear his name, even after his untimely death. But the navy would not budgeauntil an 11-year-old boy named Hunter Scott entered the picture. His history fair project on the Indianapolis soon became a crusade to restore the captainas good name and the honor of the men who served under him. Praise for Left for Dead: Christopher Award Winner An ALA-YALSA Best Nonfiction for Young Adults Book aCompelling, dreadful, and amazing.aaVOYA aThis exciting, life-affirming book about war heroics and justice . . . proves without question the impact one student can have on history.aaBooklist aWell written and well documented ab this excellent presentation fills a void in most World War II collections aaSchool Library Journal aYoung readers . . . will no doubt be inspired by the youthas tenacityaand by the valor of those who served on the Indianapolis.aaThe Horn Book From the Trade Paperback edition.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.
|Title||:||Left for Dead|
|Publisher||:||Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2002-05-14|