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, AmeriIn 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 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 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 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.
There is a reason they are called the "Greatest Generation" 26,000 Americans killed in a month to secure Iwo Jima. Tells the story of the battle and the stories of the 5 men who raised the flag in the iconic picture. Should be required reading for school kids.
Linda DexheimerInformationalThis book was adapted from it's original version for young adults. The book is written about the flag raising at Iwo Jima and the 6 men that raised the flag. The author, James Bradley, is the son of one of the men. He researched the lives of the 6 men and describes the events leading up to the raising of the flag and the days after. Interesting read and perspectives. It seemed well-researched and is told in a narrative that's easy to read.
In the book, "Flags of Our Fathers", by James Bradley, you follow the lives of six men - Ira Hayes, Rene Gagnon, John (Doc) Bradley, Mike Strank, Harlon Block, and Franklin Sousley. They are the men that raised the flag on Iwo Jima in the middle of World War II. Creating a very memorable moment in American military history, these men faced many challenges in their lives. The book tells each person's story, leading up to them fighting for the Marines. Many details are included, describing the joy [...]
I bought this book and kept it in my book shelves for about 6 years and i thought i will never read it. But don't know how i started to read this book, the writing kept me going till i finish the bookReally a good, inspiring nonfictional book about the Soldiers of the Flagraising and their post war traumas.
Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley is an action filled book that follows the characters who raised the famous flag on Iwo jIma. Now a major motion picture from Academy Award Winning Director Clint Eastwood, this historical non-fiction book tells the story of the characters and how they coped with the war. The book gives a very good perspective on the Pacific Theatre and the consequences of going to the Pacific. James shows how war is longer than you think it is. We follow the main story of Jo [...]
This book tells the heartbreaking story of John “Doc” Bradley, a Marine serving in the US army during World War II, in the pacific theater. Him and his friends, Mike, Harlon, Ira, Rene and Franklin, are sent to a mysterious location known only as “Island X”, on a pivotal mission that determined the fate of World War II. On Island X, a photo is taken. A photo that inspired people across the states. A photo that symbolized patriotism, victory. But not everybody saw the photo in the same wa [...]
The week I was reading this aloud, I watched this slide show of photographers' submissions to Best of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) youtube/watch?v=5DQG3D [*WARNING* There is one nude image and one partially] This slide show has a picture that recreated the famous Iwo Jima flag raising with basketball players raising a basketball hoop. It made me ill. I was glad I wasn't at that conference, our I would have been pacing in front of the picture wishing I had the guts to tell the phot [...]
Joe Rosenthal snapped a pulitzer-prize winning picture atop Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. Of the six men in the famous photograph, three would eventually survive the war. James Bradley, the son of John "Doc" Bradley who was in the photo, knew very little about his dad's WWII experiences until his father passed away in 1994. His father, like many war vets, did not want to talk about the horrors of war, the deaths he witnessed, and friends who went missing. James began a search af [...]
I won't lie if this had not been the version adapted for youth, I am not sure that I would have even attempted to read it. Historical non-fiction and anything with war, it just doesn't catch my attention very often and I tend to gravitate away from it. It often makes me feel stupid and uneducated and then I get mad at myself for not being able to suck it up and finish it. (I hate dates!)This book spared me from that. In fact, I am of the mind that the original version may hold more facts and I a [...]
I read this book for two reasons: one was that I was hurting for a nonfiction novel; the other is that I feel like I have lost a part of me that I used to consider to be patriotism. After studying the war poems in British Literature 333, I felt like I didn't know what I thought about war, duty to country, and patriotism. After reading this book, I still don't have all the answers, but I'm glad I read it. Flags of Our Fathers tells the story of the famous flag raising at Iwo Jima. James Bradley w [...]
I read this for a history project. It wasn't somthing I'd noramlly read, but I really enjoyed learning about one of the most famous photographs of all time. It felt good to learn about the history of America. My grandma was super duper excited when I asked to borrow this book from her, it was pretty comical.
The true story of the ‘real’ Iwo Jima Flag Raisers before the staged second flag raising the world is more familiar withand the absolutely incredible luck of it’s photographer. Interesting on how these boys were later used for US War Bond tours. But I bought this youth version by mistake. Better to get the full version, as war is NOT pretty and imho it should not be filtered.
Really great book on how unlikely heroes became celebrities overnight from the "second" photo taken. How coming back from war to instant popularity was too much to handle. Great book, and of course better than the movie.
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I read it in one night (another book I had to read to write a review paper on for my teaching license). So emotional and informative! I cried so many times reading this! I love books that move me like that.
Great story of the men behind the monument a lot of new information for me and the description of the fight on Iwo Jima is vivid; now I'll watch Eastwood's movie and the one told from Japan's side.
Excellent book. Well written and an interesting story.
So much better than the movie a well told historical story.
Interesting to learn about a battle that isn't taught much in school. very vivid and descriptive. If you enjoy history, you will like it. Slow start but gets really interesting!
I had no ideaI will leave it at that before I spoil it for someone.
This is told by the son of one of the men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. Didn't see the movie, but I can't imagine it was better than this book. VERY gory but so was Iwo Jima.
Loved this book!! Beautiful tribute to his father and marine troops who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Eye opening to the events in the Pacific theater. However through the eyes of six special men that said they weren't that special.
A truly amazing book about some boys who were in one of the most dangerous, vital raids in World War II.
Wow, just wow. A fascinating and touching read about the battle of Iwo Jima and those involved in the famous flag-raising photo.
I think this is something everyone should read. It was an interesting book, with some facts that I was unaware of!
It was a good book looking at this iconic picture through the eyes of the kids and relatives of the living people within it.
143rd - 2011Lebih suka film mirrornya, Letters From Iwojima.Teringat manga Zipang kalau di Zipang, adegan foto ini bakal ada atau tidak ada sama sekali ya?