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Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
by Peter Nelson
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1.Have someone time 12 minutes. That's how fast the ship went down.
2.If the Indianapolis has not been torpedoed what would it have been famous for?
3.McVay survived 4.5 days at sea and yet, 24 years later, gave up by committing suicide. Why??
4.Which of these words do you think was most important to the survivors: Leadership; Courage; Hope; Perseverence?
5.Any of you ever think you would want to be in the navy or military? Why? Why not?
6.If you were floating in shark-infested waters and a crew-mate was bleeding, would you force him to leave the group?
7.What are some of the personal qualities that enabled these men to survive their ordeal? If you'd been in that situation, do you think you would have survived? What are some of the qualities that Hunter Scott had to pursue the real truth of what happened?
8.Do you think McVay's family ever forgave the Navy? Why couldn't the Navy accept blame for this incident?
9.What part of the book or scene stands out for you?
10.What did you learn about sharks from this book?
11.What makes someone a hero? Were the men of the Indianapolis heroes? Was Hunter Scott?
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