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Flags of Our Fathers

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ISBN13: 9780553384154
ISBN10: 0553384155
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A New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima — and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And there, they raised a flag. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle.

Review:

"Unforgettable...one of the most instructive and moving books on war and its aftermath that we are likely to see...its portrayal rivals Saving Private Ryan in its shocking, unvarnished immediacy." The New York Times

Review:

"The best battle book I ever read. These stories, from the time the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima enlisted, their training, and the landing and subsequent struggle, fill me with awe." Stephen Ambrose

Review:

"Brings a heartfelt personal dimension to this penetrating and insightful look at an American icon....Flags of Our Fathers captivates as the story behind a famous photo, a story that lives on in a son's heart." National Review

About the Author

James Bradley is the son of John "Doc" Bradley, one of the six flagraisers. A speaker and a writer, he lives in Rye, New York.

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He is the author of White Town Drowsing and Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain. He lives in Vermont.

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smilesndeed, March 25, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.
This part of the Greatest Generation is so moving and impressive it evokes raw testimony to the will of fighting courageous men.
Wow, through and through.
Ten of Ten; every story is surreal and painfully beautiful.
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maureen, October 20, 2006 (view all comments by maureen)
Evoking to the very core of the heart.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553384154
Author:
Bradley, James
Publisher:
Bantam Books
With:
Powers, Ron
Author:
James Bradley with Ron Powers
Author:
Powers, Ron
Author:
James Bradley with Ron Powers
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
History
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Marines
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
PHOTOS AND MAPS
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.02x6.06x.83 in. 1.26 lbs.

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Product details 400 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553384154 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Unforgettable...one of the most instructive and moving books on war and its aftermath that we are likely to see...its portrayal rivals Saving Private Ryan in its shocking, unvarnished immediacy."
"Review" by , "The best battle book I ever read. These stories, from the time the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima enlisted, their training, and the landing and subsequent struggle, fill me with awe."
"Review" by , "Brings a heartfelt personal dimension to this penetrating and insightful look at an American icon....Flags of Our Fathers captivates as the story behind a famous photo, a story that lives on in a son's heart."
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