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Flags of our fathers / James Bradley with Ron Powers.

Bradley, James, 1954- (Author). Powers, Ron. (Added Author).

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [364]-365) and index.
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Brings readers into the lives of the six young men--boys, really--who marched up the side of Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima and raised a flag. That moment, captured for all time in an iconic photograph, is only a part of their stories; author Bradley reveals what each man's life was before, and after, that moment. Teenagers when the war struck, each soldier's odyssey is recounted, and the whole is a tribute to the forces that forge heroes.
Subject: Bradley, John Henry, 1923-1994.
Rosenthal, Joe, 1911-2006-
United States. Marine Corps > Biography.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945.
Photographs > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Photography.
Marines > United States > Biography.

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Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
by Bradley, James; Powers, Ron
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Flags of Our Fathers


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 after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flag-raisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever. To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island -- an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man. Few books ever have captured the complexity and furor of war and its aftermath as well as Flags of Our Fathers. A penetrating, epic look at a generation at war, this is history told with keen insight, enormous honesty, and the passion of a son paying homage to his father. It is the story of the difference between truth and myth, the meaning of being a hero, and the essence of the human experience of war.
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