Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

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In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780553384154
9780553111330
0553111337
Call Number: 940.5426 BRADLEY
Characteristics: 375 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Subjects: United States. -- Marine Corps -- Biography.
Rosenthal, Joe, 1911-2006.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography.
Photographs -- History -- 20th century.
Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 -- Pictorial works.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Additional Contributors: Powers, Ron

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sidnawkid Aug 06, 2015

Excellent historical account of WWII in the Pacific, focusing on Iwo Jima, and the battle for possession of it. Additionally, the author traces the lives of the six Marines who were made famous by the photograph of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi. Very well written and coherent. (The author's father was one of the six Marines.)

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cobragunship
Mar 17, 2013

An excellent book written by the son of a Navy Corpsman who never spoke of the horrors he witnessed during that awful battle. Did the previous reader even read this book and the flag raising he describes isn't even close to the truth. The 5th Marines took Mount Surabachi and was sent on a patrol to the top and was given the unit's flag to raise on the top if they made it that far. The whole island and the naval armanda erupted in cheers with most vessels blowing their sirens when the first flag went up. A high ranking officer came ashore right after this incident and brought a larger flag and wanted the original flag as a souvenier. There was a second flag raising and photographer Joe Rosenthal was lucky to notice this event and snap the famous picture that is now a precious symbol of the Marines and the historic battles and sacrifices they've made throughout their incredible history. Highly recommended!!

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rene1951
Feb 27, 2013

For my comment see the large print entry.

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rene1951
Feb 27, 2013

Cover is one of the most famous fakes of the twentieth century. They raised the flag then realised that a picture would be a good idea: they then recreated what they had done earlier. Good propaganda!

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lukeooo2
Aug 27, 2011

great book lots of history about WW2 iwo jima

aaa5756 Jul 08, 2011

A++ book!!!!!

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21288004246712
Feb 25, 2010

Unbelievable how gruesome that battle for Iwo Jima, no wonder the US decided to use the atomic bomb on Japan

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lukeooo2
Sep 01, 2011

Coarse Language: foul language

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lukeooo2
Sep 01, 2011

Violence: gross!!!

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