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ISBN13: 9780385730648
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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.

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"A simple thesis emerges from all the detail worked into this touching group portrait, in a comment by John Bradley: 'The heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who didn't come back.' No reader will forget the lesson." Publishers Weekly

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"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

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"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

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"A powerful book whose vivid and horrific images do not easily leave the mind...[Flags of Our Fathers] relates the brutalizing story of Iwo Jima with a fine eye for both the strategic imperative and the telling incident." The Boston Globe

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"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

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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 islands 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.

Synopsis:

This "New York Times" bestseller, now adapted for young readers, is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American history: the raising of the U.S. flag by Marines at Iwo Jima during World War II. 8-page photo insert. Maps.

About the Author

James Bradley is the son of John "Doc" Bradley, one of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima. He conducted over 300 interviews with World War II veterans and their families in the course of writing this book.

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evans_bethnay, January 24, 2008 (view all comments by evans_bethnay)
I love this book. When I read this book, I felt like I was right by their sides during the war. The movie was also good, but I believe that this book is way better than any book I have ever read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385730648
With:
Powers, Ron
Adapted:
French, Michael
With:
Powers, Ron
Author:
Powers, Ron
Author:
French, Michael
Author:
Bradley, James
Author:
James Bradley with Ron Powers
Adapted by:
French, Michael
Adapted:
French, Michael
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - History - Military / War
Subject:
Military - Pictorial
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
Subject:
Military & Wars
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 HALFTONE MAPS and AN 8-PAGE BandW PHOT
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.10x6.40x.65 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
12-12

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Product details 232 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385730648 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A simple thesis emerges from all the detail worked into this touching group portrait, in a comment by John Bradley: 'The heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who didn't come back.' No reader will forget the lesson." Publishers Weekly
"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 , "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 , "A powerful book whose vivid and horrific images do not easily leave the mind...[Flags of Our Fathers] relates the brutalizing story of Iwo Jima with a fine eye for both the strategic imperative and the telling incident."
"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."
"Synopsis" by , 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 islands 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.

"Synopsis" by , This "New York Times" bestseller, now adapted for young readers, is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American history: the raising of the U.S. flag by Marines at Iwo Jima during World War II. 8-page photo insert. Maps.
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