PositiveThe Wall Street Journal...a gritty, first-person account remembered from the vantage point of 75 years later. One can hear Shaw’s voice as if he were sitting beside you reminiscing through misty eyes about the defining moments of his youth.
James P. Delgado
PositiveThe Wall Street JournalReaders of War at Seamay find themselves wishing for even more about the World War II wrecks, given how many have been found and how dramatic their battle histories are. And readers may wish to know more of Mr. Delgado’s personal experience, given the hints he offers of his own shipwreck searches. Having written a highly readable survey of naval warfare and technology, he clearly has more stories to tell.
Amy S Greenberg
MixedThe Wall Street JournalMs. Greenberg does an admirable job of analyzing various letters to and from Sarah Polk ... While painting a captivating portrait of Sarah and making no apologies for her role in Western expansion, Ms. Greenberg is unforgiving toward James.
PositiveThe Wall Street Journal\"[Wawro] admits that the strength of his conclusion surprised even him and that he came to it only after extensive research in the national archives of the belligerents ... Throughout his narrative—both a stirring story and a careful work of military history—Mr. Wawro is adept at explaining tactics and keeping generals and units on both sides straight.\
Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic
PositiveThe Wall Street JournalFor almost 20 years the tragedy that unfolded...was best told by Doug Stanton in In Harm’s Way (2001). A gripping writer and dedicated researcher, Mr. Stanton is a tough act to follow, but in Indianapolis Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic have done so admirably ... In the event, McVay became the only World War II captain court-martialed for the loss of his ship. His long-in-coming redemption is part of Ms. Vincent and Ms. Vladic’s story. The authors also write of the inexplicable circumstances in which a major warship could sink and go missing for almost a week without someone raising the alarm ... In a fitting epilogue, maritime archaeologists in 2017 located the final resting place of the Indianapolis, though the exact location beneath the Philippine Sea remains a secret.