A glimpse of hell the explosion on the u s s iowa its cover up charles c thompson ii on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers probes the explosion of the center gun on the uss iowa a disaster that instantly killed several sailors on board. A glimpse of hell the explosion on the uss iowa and its cover up is a nonfiction book of investigative journalism written by charles c thompson ii and published in 1999the book describes the uss iowa turret explosion that took place on april 19 1989 and the subsequent investigations that tried to determine the cause the explosion aboard the united states navy battleship iowa killed 47 . The battleship iowa was an accident waiting to happen the crew lacked confidence in the senior officers the captain had made numerous public mistakes and tried to cover them up training for the gunnery crew was minimal at best and the chief gunnery mate was a battleship fanatic who had plans to put his name in the record books by shooting a projectile farther than had been done before . A glimpse of hell is a 2001 canadian made for television drama film that was initially shown on fx networkit was released in the united states on march 18 2001 it was filmed in halifax nova scotia canada and stars james caan robert sean leonard and daniel roebuckit was directed by mikael salomonthe film is based on the book a glimpse of hell the explosion on the uss iowa and its cover . Find many great new used options and get the best deals for a glimpse of hell the explosion on the uss iowa and its cover up by charles c thompson 1999 hardcover at the best online prices at ebay free shipping for many products
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