Cooper Square Press
Trim: 6 x 9
978-0-8154-1120-8 • Paperback • November 2000 • $18.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4616-6129-0 • eBook • November 2000 • $17.99 • (£13.99)
Raymond B. Lech is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. His other books include Broken Soldiers.
Much of this grim tale was secreted away for decades in classified military files, from which Mr. Lech has now managed to pry the facts. The evidence he has collected is compelling.
— The New York Times Book Review
The incompetence and indifference of several key naval officers accounted for the high death toll.... There have been many books on the sinking, but Lech is the first person to have had access to the confidential records and court-martial proceedings. His book should be in all World War II collections.
— Library Journal
Lech's book is a solid recounting of Indianapolis's journey, its sinking, the ordeal of its survivors, and the aftermath.
— The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du nord