From the front cover:
"The cover-up of America's greatest wartime disaster at sea, the sinking of the Indianapolis with the loss of 880 lives because of the incompetence of admirals, officers, and gentlemen."
As the cover suggests, this is the true tale of the USS Indianapolis. I knew the sad story of the ship, but was not aware of the details. The story details the time leading up to the sinking, the sinking itself, the 4 days the surviving crew was in the water, and the Naval legal aftermath. I found the story of the sinking to be incredible, as it primarily due to the many, many first hand accounts from those who survived the ordeal.
Long story short, if you want to read a gripping first hand account of the sinking of the Indianapolis, go for this book.