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3.99982879643897 out of 53.99982879643897 out of 53.99982879643897 out of 53.99982879643897 out of 53.99982879643897 out of 5 4.00 (5,841 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Bradley Narrator: James Bradley Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice—by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.

This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost sixty years.

After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery—until now.

Flyboys is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud, and it will break your heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Bradley combines his tenacious detective skills with his gifts as a master storyteller to produce a tragic epic of two empires. Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking
  • Flyboys is not just a 'true story of courage' but a frightening reminder of the savagery human beings are capable of and the terrible moral choices nations at war must make. James D. Fairbanks, Houston Chronicle
  • A gripping story.... Bradley tackles thorny issues head-on. Mark Lewis, Los Angeles Times
  • Bradley has written a clear-eyed, heartfelt approach to a little-known corner of the 20th century's largest and most violent upheaval, while at the same time shining a light on some of that generation's finest. Tom Walker, Denver Post
  • “A powerful, compelling look at a tragic time in our history.”

    W. E. B. Griffin, author of the Brotherhood of War series

  • “Bradley has once again given us the human face of a war…a triumph of careful listening…and most of all…empathy.”

    Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " For anyone who knows friends or had family members that fought in the Pacific in WWII; this book may help explain why the never liked to talk about their experiences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeffrey Williams | 2/12/2014

    " This was a sad story - but a story the needed to be told. It really made me understand the War in the Pacific a lot better - despite the fact that I've been studying World War II for the past 25 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/8/2014

    " This book is horrific. A tale of courage and craziness during the fighting in and around Japan via WWII. This book is not for the faint of heart (I could probably read this during certain parts of my life and would prefer not to read it during others). Intense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 2/1/2014

    " Very well written, interesting book covering the background lives of soldiers engaged in Iwo Jima near the end of WWII. "

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