American History USS Indianapolis The True Story Of The Greatest Us Naval Disaster by Patrick Spencer is almost what it claims to be in its rather lengthy title. There is a qualification made with the following statement “The content of this work is intended as a fictional re-enactment of true events for entertainment purposes” (p.2) so we can’t have it both ways: a “fictional reenactment” and “American History.” This is not a criticism, just an observation.