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Dan Kurzman (1922–2010)

Autor(a) de Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

19+ Works 1,152 Membros 13 Reviews

About the Author

Dan Kurzman, former foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, is the award-winning author of sixteen other highly acclaimed books, including Fatal Voyage and Bravest Battle
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Obras de Dan Kurzman

Ben-Gurion : Prophet of Fire (1983) 132 cópias
The race for Rome (1975) 48 cópias
Blood and Water: Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb (1997) 41 cópias, 1 resenha
Santo Domingo: revolt of the damned (1965) 8 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1997 (1996) — Author "Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb" — 15 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Kurzman, Daniel Halperin
Data de nascimento
1922-03-27
Data de falecimento
2010-12-12
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
San Francisco, California, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Ocupação
journalist
military historian
Organizações
The Washington Post
Premiações
George K. Polk Award for Foreign Reporting (1965)

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Dan Kurzman ganó el George Polk Award de 1965 por sus reportajes para el Washington Post. Este libro es fruto de esos reportajes. Con ojo clínico para el detalle sutil, Kurzman narra los antecedentes y el desarrollo de la revuelta. Sus retratos de los principales actores (Bosch, Caamaño, Imbert, Martin) son imperdibles.
 
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arturovictoriano | Mar 14, 2024 |
Good detailed account from many sources of that tragedy in the Bay area.
 
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kslade | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 1, 2024 |
Good account of the resistance of Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. One of the few times they fought back during the Holocaust. People smuggled arms and food in through the sewers. The Nazis had sealed off the ghetto and were attempting to exterminate them. Very few survived at the end.
 
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kslade | outras 2 resenhas | Dec 8, 2022 |
In the early morning hours of 16 July 1945 the USS Indianapolis left San Francisco on a high speed run to the island of Tinian making only one stop at Pearl Harbor for refueling. Before sailing that morning she had received a radio message with orders directly from the President of the United States – “Indianapolis Under Orders Of Commander-In-Chief And Must Not Be Diverted From Its Mission For Any Reason.” - the reason for rush and the presidential order was the cargo the Indianapolis was carrying – major components for Fat Man – the second atomic bomb.

The Indianapolis made her run, delivered her cargo, and then was ordered to sail on to the Philippines. She departed Tinian. On the night of 30 July, to the west of Guam, she was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine. For a variety of reasons her failure to appear in the Philippines when expected was overlooked. The end result – of the 1200-man crew approximately 800 made it into the water and then waited for 5 days under a scorching sun in shark infested waters before searchers found and retrieved the 316 who were still alive. Fatal Voyage is the story of the sinking, the bureaucratic mistakes, and the aftermath of the loss of the Indianapolis but primarily it is the grim story of the fate of the 800 men who went into the water on that dark night and the 316 crewmen who were pulled back from the dead five days later.

Author Kurzman does an excellent job of conveying to the reader the horror of the watery ordeal of the Indianapolis survivors. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in history of any kind. The book includes maps, photographs, a bibliography, an index and a list of members of the crew – there are asterisks next to the names of those who survived.
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Obras
19
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Membros
1,152
Popularidade
#22,304
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
13
ISBNs
62
Idiomas
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