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Lynn Vincent, a former Navy career counselor and air traffic controller, is a writer and a military career specialist. She has written about military career guidance for Army Times Publishing's 1998 Military Handbook, Army/Navy/Air Force Times, and National Business Employment Weekly. She lives in visa mer San Diego, California visa färre

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Födelsedag
1962
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Bostadsorter
San Diego, California, USA
Yrken
journalist
Organisationer
World
World Journalism Institute
The King's College
United States Navy
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The author or co-author of nine books, Vincent worked for eleven years as senior writer, then features editor, at the national news biweekly WORLD Magazine where she covered politics, culture, and current events. A U. S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a lecturer in writing at the World Journalism Institute and at The King's College in New York City, She lives in San Diego, California. [adapted from Heaven is for Real (2010)]

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One of the best history books I've ever read. The authors are masterful at raising the emotional stakes ever so slightly as the story progresses. When you actually arrive at the sinking, you have so much context that your hearty utterly breaks for these poor sailors. Beyond the sinking and rescue is the trial and exoneration of Captain McVay. Because of all that has come before, this is every bit as page-turning as the first half.
 
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Library_Guard | 25 andra recensioner | Jun 17, 2024 |
I am in total awe about this book. Gripping and mind-numbing are understatements. Second only to Pearl Harbor, this is the greatest Navy disaster in US history. And NO ONE knows anything about it. Why? Thats a story in itself; one worth reading and learning about. This book charts the history of and final demise of, the USS Indianapolis, a US Navy ship sunk a few weeks before the end of WWII. 1200 men on board, 317 survived. This is their story. One of heroism, fear, courage, family and loyalty.
 
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BenM2023 | 25 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |
True story of the worst sea disaster in US Naval history. It starts with a high-level overview of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, tracing its involvement in various events over its lifetime. It sets the context for how it was involved in the Pacific theatre. It is known for delivering the atomic bomb that was subsequently dropped on Hiroshima. It was torpedoed by the Japanese in the Philippine Sea, resulting in the deaths of 879 sailors. The secondary narrative involves Captain Charles McVay III, who was subsequently court-martialed for not seeing to the safety of the ship by zig zagging, a technique later discredited.

The authors have obviously done their homework. This book is extremely detailed and thorough. They do a top-rate job in covering the sailors (whom they interviewed) – where they were on the ship and their individual experiences in the water. The court martial and subsequent attempt to exonerate the captain become rather tedious. It may depend on which book you read first, but I enjoyed In Harm’s Way by Doug Stanton more than this one, although they are both worth reading. I read this in honor of Veteran’s Day.
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Castlelass | 25 andra recensioner | Nov 28, 2022 |
Interesting, dragged at the the end.
 
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paworkingmom | 25 andra recensioner | Sep 26, 2022 |

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911
Popularitet
#28,149
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
33
ISBN
32
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