Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis

Left for Dead A Young Man s Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis Nelson tells the true story of year old Hunter Scott who in began to uncover the truth behind a historic World War II naval disaster aboard the USS Indianapolis which led to the reversal of

  • Title: Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
  • Author: Pete Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780613708197
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Nelson tells the true story of 11 year old Hunter Scott, who in 1998 began to uncover the truth behind a historic World War II naval disaster aboard the USS Indianapolis, which led to the reversal of the wrongful court martial of the ship s captain.

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    1. As a sophomore in high school I don't read many interesting books, but this one appealed to me. I always enjoy reading books that have to do with the military. This book taught me many things and also kept me interested along the way. It wasn't like a history book or a book that is completely made up it was just a perfect mix. I also was able to enjoy it a little more when I met the author and realize how down to earth he is. I would suggest this to most teachers and most students for I am a boy [...]

    2. I must admit, I am a true slacker when it comes to reading (this is my first entry on GoodReads, and there's less than a week left before the end of the quarter - sorry Miss Grimm!*). I needed a book off the required reading list that could also count as a non-fiction, and Left For Dead fit the bill. Who knew killing two birds with one stone could be so, uh, informational? It's not lengthy (a mere 191 pages) and it showcases one of the Navy's biggest disasters during the end of WWll. Written by [...]

    3. i hated this book. it bored me very much and took a really long time to read. the story itself is interesting, but the way the book is written is very boring.

    4. The authors purpose of this book was to inform readers about how the U.S.S Indianapolis was sank and there was not a lot of information about the U.S.S Indianapolis. The purpose of this book is not even near to entertain a reader what some of these men had to go through is horrific and terrifying that no one on this planet earth could live through. The theme in "Left for Dead" is not and easy lesson to see right away, but it is in there and once you finish the book its pretty clear what the the [...]

    5. Some films make history while others unintentionally help to change it. How many times have you viewed the movie Jaws and been riveted by the monologue of Robert Shaw's character, Quint, explaining how he had been on the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered the atom bomb intended for Hiroshima? The ship went missing after being torpedoed by a Japanese sub leaving over 1000 sailors to be at the mercy of the shark-infested sea? And while the actor got the dates of the sinking wrong the rest o [...]

    6. I have always been fascinated with the events of the Indianapolis, the ship that was torpedoed after dropping off the bomb. This book also discusses a young boy's Middle School project, how he connected with the survivors who were hoping to exonerate the ship's captain. It included detailed information on what the navy knew and didn't know which also made it very interesting. As a middle school teacher whose father was supposed to be on the Indianapolis, and a fan of the movie 'Jaws', this was a [...]

    7. Titlewave gives Left for Dead a fifth through eighth grade interest level. I found it very interesting reading as an adult. It is amazing what Hunter Scott, an eleven-year-old, accomplished with what began as a history fair project. The book, written by Pete Nelson, is a great motivator for young people. Not only does it speak of heroism, patriotism, and overcoming challenges. it also addresses some of the consequences of war and tries to answer questions such as why many of our veterans avoid s [...]

    8. This is an amazing, heart-breaking book about what really happened to the USS Indianapolis, sunk days before the end of WWII. For the "Jaws" fans out there, you might remember Captain Quint mentioning being a survivor of the sinking of the Indianapolis and being in the water for 5 days, getting picked off by sharks. Well, that story was true and it inspired a middle schooler to delve into the sordid truth and try to right the wrongs of the past. Must read!

    9. Personal ResponseI really liked this book, because I learned a lot more about the USS Indianapolis. My dad said that the sinking was a pretty big deal when he was my age in high school. This book talks about what the military or Navy did to basically cover up the story about what really happened to the USS Indianapolis.PlotIn this book, a young boy named Hunter Scott is trying to rewrite history by trying to clear the captain’s name with the help of the USS Indianapolis former crewmen of his f [...]

    10. Personal response: I enjoyed Left for Dead because of its surreal issues when dealing with survival. I take interest in war history, so I had no trouble finding things to like about this book. Some key aspects are the different perspectives of the crew, detailed images within the book to help visualize what is happening, and a section in the back with all the names of the crew members on the Indianapolis.Plot:The USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine on August 14, 1945. The surviving [...]

    11. This was a very gripping and chilling story. It was sad because of the injustice against the crew and the captain because of the higher ups wanted to cover up decisions that were made during the war. It was sad that many men died that could have been saved. I praise Hunter Scott for his dedication to seek justice for Captain McVay and to tell the story of the USS Indianopolis and the survivors."Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS "Indianapolis" was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Th [...]

    12. Shocking, frightening, disturbing, infuriating, and all true. This book gave me an even greater respect for our servicemen and women, both past and present.After delivering parts for “Little Boy,” the atomic bomb that days later would be dropped on Hiroshima, World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis was hit by torpedoes from a Japanese submarine. The huge ship sank in only 12 minutes, leaving over 880 crew members covered in oil and struggling for life in shark-infested Pacific waters. Their di [...]

    13. This is the incredible story of the USS Indianapolis which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on July 30, 1945. It sank in 14 minutes, casting over 1000 men into the shark-infested Pacific Ocean where they struggled for survival for over 4 days. Unfortunately, while these brave sailors battled horrendous conditions, the US Navy was not even aware that they were missing. When they were miraculously rescued, only 317 from the original crew of 1197 had survived. Sadly, the US Navy needed someone [...]

    14. Before reading Left for Dead my knowledge of the U.S.S Indianapolis was much the same as the boy in the story, Quints monologue from Jaws, after reading I have a deep respect for the men who survived the horror. The book follows Hunter, a young boy working on a school assignment, learning more about the people he heard about on Jaws, what he and the reader learn is the tale of almost unimaginable horror, and the unbelievable feeling of rescue. Imagine being in the open ocean at night, the water [...]

    15. I have put down so many half-finished nonfiction books in the past few years because I just couldn't trudge through them, so I was truly surprised by how engaging and compelling this book was for me. I almost never read "war books," but this one had me hooked from the first chapter. I was very invested in the sailors' struggle and their coping with the memories and survivor's guilt, and in Hunter's odyssey. When Nelson spends a chapter cataloguing every single error, misjudgement, prideful negle [...]

    16. I thought this book was very intriguing. Knowing the book was based on a true story made everything that more interesting. Yes, at times this book was a little slow but sure enough a few pages later it reeled me in. Chapters 7,8,9 when the boat sank and the sharks came out, everything seemed so unrealistic and far fetched that it was breath taking. To think that real men were stranded out in the pacific with no food or water for the most part gives me goose bumps, not to mention the conditions s [...]

    17. I think this book is awesome for three reasons. First, I like the style which the author used to write a fiction novel for young teenager boys. All the data he used are accurate. I like this style. Second, I like the way he used to show the readers about this accident. His sentences are not as boring as other fiction book I read before. He used lots of conversations to show how did the thing happened and how did it end. I think this is a good way to show readers in a more lively way. Third, I li [...]

    18. This book was very good because the author described all the situation very descriptive. The strengths of this book is that I don't really like shark books, but I read it and it is very good, but very sad too. The sad parts were sad and they were the parts that made me want to keep reading. Each chapter had it's own sad parts and happy parts the author never repeated anything. This book I would recommend to a classmate if they like compassion,sad, and happy if they read those type of books then [...]

    19. Fans of Jaws will appreciate this student's class project that created his quest o find out what really happened to those men on a top secret mission

    20. Review was originally posted onThe Writer's InkwellI’ve always been the kind of bookworm who is fascinated by true life stories. Once I’ve watched a show or movie that is based on a true story, I find that I can’t think of anything other than finding out more information. This is exactly what led me to reading this story about the grim fate of the USS Indianapolis during World War II.For those of you who aren’t familiar with the story, here’s a brief run down of the events that happene [...]

    21. Redemption, honor, sacrifice, and struggle are only some of the words that came to mind as I enjoyed my book: A Young Man’s Search for the Justice for the USS Indianapolis Left for Dead. This award-winning book, produced by Pete Nelson, is a great read for those who enjoy non-fiction volumes of war, comprised of strife and accord. I recommend this book for anyone who wishes to be taken on an inspiring journey about an eleven-year-old boy and his impact on the world, uncovering lies, and redeem [...]

    22. My grandma's cousin, Florian Stamn, was one of 317 survivors of the USS Indianapolis that sunk on July 30, 1945. I never knew Florian and he died in 2015 at the age of 91. My mom told me about him, an interview of him she listened to, and a book talk she attended at the library about the disaster. I never knew anything about this "greatest sea disaster in naval history". My husband knew the reference to it in the movie, "Jaws". I didn't even remember that.I came across this book while looking fo [...]

    23. I really liked this book for the reason that is was really well written and showed me some of the harsh realities of war. Ina addition, this was based on a real event, so it hit me harder. I have never really read any books like this before and was surprised that I liked it this much. It had a lot of detail in it, a lot of it gruesome, but overall it was a fantastic book that got to the point yet covered so much.

    24. This is a book about an 11 year old boy who clears the name of the captain of the Indianapolis (a ship that crashed in World War 2). The navy used this captain as a scapegoat for man mistakes that were made on their end that lead to the crash. This book tells the dramatic tail of life for those on board of the Indianapolis as well as the story of the 11 year old boy. The balance between the crash and the boy is why I like this book so much. It is like reading two different books at once.

    25. Amazing story of men who spend a week floating in the sea after their ship the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk. The men injured are not sure of being rescued. The Navy initially covers up the real story as it court martials the captain. A contemporary young schoolboy unveils the story and achieves a reversal of the court martial and clearing of the captain's name.

    26. My grandson needed to read this book for 9th grade and I decided to read it too. All 8th or 9th graders need to read this story. I hope it will inspire others to think beyond themselves. What an amazing story for an eleven year old to take on for three years.

    27. This is a fantastic story, but the writing is not good. Reads like a history report, which it basically is. I want to get to know some of the characters, and I want good writing. But it did make me want to read more about the Indianapolis, and maybe watch a movie or documentary.

    28. An inspiring and honest story of pain, injustice, determination, and love, Left for Dead shares a boy's journey to right wrong and carry forward the story of a Navy crew's fight for survival.

    29. What an ordeal the men of the Indianapolis went through! Well told story and the story of Hunter Scott and his dogged pursuit of truth as a young boy was captivating in its own right.

    30. I read this when I was 10 years old as a WWII buff in the making and a being completely in love with sharks. It was an incredible piece of history that I was very happy to read about.

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