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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,210 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Bradley Narrator: Stephen Hoy Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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 flagraisers 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 70, 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.

But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo, three were killed during the battle, were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamelneville | 2/20/2014

    " Everytime I see and/or read books on the heroism, sacrife, and patroitism of service men and women paved the way for freedom and democracy, I reminded of the many blessings we Americans have and must not take for granted. I enjoyed Flag of our Fathers for manner reason, but largely on how James Bradley takes the reader was past the often romanticized look at war and its warriors, and into the heart of them. I especially appreciated how he illustrated the life of humility is father exemplified. Great book. Looking forward to checking out the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kassie | 2/19/2014

    " Read this as recommended by T Mockler while in Haiwaii. Good, but sobering..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenny Nolan | 2/18/2014

    " I was a little put-off when I received this book as a Christmas gift because war books are typically not my thing. However, as soon as I opened it and started reading, I could not put this down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana Spychalla | 2/17/2014

    " Great book, horrible movie. The book really makes you feel connected to each man who raised that flag. "

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