Flags of Our Fathers

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Description: In this remarkably powerful book James Bradley takes as his starting point one of the most famous photographs of all time. In February 1945 American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima and into a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire from 22,000 Japanese. After climbing through a hellish landscape and on to the island's highest peak six men were photographed raising the stars and stripes. One of those soldiers was the author's father, John Bradley. He never spoke to his family about the photograph or about ...

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nohead

Jul 12, 2014

Great Book!

I have not had a chance to read much in it yet, but what I have read is very intriguing. The author has a great wealth of information to enjoy.

Redleg21

Mar 20, 2014

Detailed Account of the Flag Raising

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories of the six men that raised the flag on Mt Suribachi on Iwo Jima and many other men that were there and were the true hero's of the battle to take the island. This book depicts the horror of battle and the determination of the defenders and the US Marines .

michael

Oct 31, 2013

Emotional

terrific book on the men who fought and gave their all for our country when called upon. I highly recommend this book ...if you are looking for a real life experience on the battle of Iwo Jima this is the book for you....After reading this book you felt like you were part of the Bradley family and all that they experienced. I am so glad for this book

patrick h

Apr 11, 2013

excellent read

Book arrived on time and in new condition.
The book is is excellent. Characters are well developed and the writing brings them back to life.

western

Mar 25, 2008

a great war novel

i don't ussualy read books like this but a friend recomended it and i went out and got it. i read the lengthy novel in two weeks. even though clint eastwood did a great job on both iwo jima movies it would have taken a meticulous and long movie to do this book any justice. i would recomend it to anybody.

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