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ENDORSED BY USS INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS
HEROES IN THE SHADOWS
by Jane Gwinn Goodall (Author), Janice Alston (Author), Arlene Taylor (Author), Ernestine Peete (Author), & 4 more
Twenty-eight members of the final sailing crew were African American. None survived. At the time of their deaths, the young men ranged in age from 17 to 38 years. The average age of the group was 23 years old. They represented thirteen states. Nineteen of these crew members (68%) were from the Southeast region, including the states of Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Four (14%) were from Texas in the Southwest region; three (11%) were from the Midwest States of Illinois and Kansas, and two (7%) from the Northeast States of Connecticut and New York. All but four of the black men on the final sailing were seasoned members of Indianapolis’ crew, having served anywhere between seven months to three and one-half years, and fought in many of the strategic battles that earned Indy her Battle Stars. You can learn more about these incredible men in the new book, "Heroes in the Shadows" available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and BookBaby!
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By Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic
New York Times Bestseller
VOTED #1 HISTORY BOOK OF 2018 BY AMAZON.COM EDITORS
For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II—and the fifty-year fight to exonerate the captain after a wrongful court martial.
Based on new primary sources and interviews with 107 survivors, Vincent and Vladic reveal the untold stories of the crew left adrift for five days in the Philippine Sea as they battled dehydration, sharks, insanity, and each other; the Army spy who shepherded the bomb aboard Indianapolis; the hidden history of the Top Secret ULTRA program that could have saved the ship; and the survivors’ fifty-year fight for justice. In this powerfully emotional account—unfolding against the larger war and the historic actions of titans of the era—the USS Indianapolis and its heroic crew come to full, vivid, unforgettable life.
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USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE FINAL CHAPTER
Documentary, 2019. Run Time 90 min.
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Indianapolis' final resting place remains a mystery for more than seven decades, until an expedition launched by philanthropist Paul G. Allen discovers the ship in August 2017, 18,000 feet below the surface of the sea.
Now the story is told as we reconstruct the ship's heroic legacy, her dramatic final moments, and the discovery of the wreck site.
Aired: 01/08/19 on PBS
LIVE FROM THE DEEP
Documentary, 2017. Run Time 56 min.
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Through a one-hour live exploration, USS Indianapolis Live - From the Deep gave viewers a tour of the wreckage from the World War II vessel that has rested at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean since its sinking in 1945. Produced for PBS by Vulcan Productions, Inc. and Miles O’Brien Productions, LLC,
Aired Live on 09/13/17
USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE LEGACY
Documentary, 2016. Run Time 98 min.
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The story of the greatest sea disaster in U.S. Navy History, told for the first time by only the men who lived it. In the most top secret Navy mission of World War II, the crew of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis delivers components of the atomic bomb to Tinian island. Four days later, two Japanese torpedoes sink the ship in the Challenger Deep, triggering an epic tale of survival. For 5 days.
Released Memorial Day 2016
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OUT OF THE DEPTHS
by USS Indianapolis Survivor & Marine, Edgar Harrell
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Like so many stories surrounding World War II where fact is stranger than fiction, Out of the Depths is a terrifying firsthand account of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Navy cover-up that led to the bizarre court-martial and eventual exoneration of its captain. Marine survivor Edgar Harrell vividly describes the horrors of being plagued by sharks, hypothermia, severe dehydration and salt-water hallucinations, and the crew's heart wrenching struggle to survive the greatest catastrophe at sea in the history of the U.S. Navy—a truly riveting story of survival, political intrigue and faith in the providence of God.
ONLY 316 SURVIVED
by the USS Indianapolis Survivors
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This e-book updates and expands upon a tremendous work of love and dedication, Only 316* Survived! (originally published as Only 317 Survived!), a book originally published by the survivors of USS Indianapolis (CA-35) and their families. This collection of first-person accounts was painstakingly gathered and edited by Mary Lou Murphy, wife of survivor Paul Murphy, who served as president of the USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization for more than 15 years.
Authors Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic committed proceeds from the sale of their book, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man (Simon & Schuster, 2018), to fund a digital version of Only 316 Survived!
All proceeds from the sale of this e-book go to the USS Indianapolis CA-35 Legacy Association, into an account set up specifically to keep this title available. In doing so, the authors hope to preserve, in perpetuity, these historically critical first-person accounts, making them readily accessible to future generations.