Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition

4.16 avg rating
( 245 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780440229209: Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"The best battle book I ever read. These stories, from the time the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima enlisted, their training, and the landing and subsequent struggle, fill me with awe."--Stephen Ambrose

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author:

James Bradley is the son of John "Doc" Bradley, one of the six flagraisers. A speaker and a writer, he lives in Rye, New York.

Ron Powers is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He is the author of White Town Drowsing and Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain. He lives in Vermont.

From the Hardcover edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780553384154: Flags of Our Fathers

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0553384155 ISBN 13:  9780553384154
Publisher: Bantam, 2006
Softcover

9780553111330: Flags of Our Fathers

Bantam..., 2000
Hardcover

9780553589344: Flags of Our Fathers (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Bantam, 2006
Softcover

9780553380293: Flags of Our Fathers

Bantam..., 2001
Softcover

9780739326596: Flags of Our Fathers

Random..., 2006
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Bradley, James, Powers, Ron
Published by Laurel Leaf
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Wonder Book
(Frederick, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf. Condition: New. Shrink wrapped!. Seller Inventory # M05C-02522

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
3.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Bradley, James; Powers, Ron
Published by Laurel Leaf
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
scafurobooks
(Hatchville, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0440229200 New paperback book. Seller Inventory # SKU1012877

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
0.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Bradley, James; Powers, Ron; French, Michael [Adapter]
Published by Laurel Leaf (2005)
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 170414442

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
4.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Bradley, James
Published by Laurel Leaf (2005)
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0440229200

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
5.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Bradley, James
Published by Laurel Leaf (2005)
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # 0440229200

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
3.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

James Bradley, Ron Powers
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 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. Seller Inventory # AAS9780440229209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
5.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Bradley, James
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9780440229209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
2.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

James Bradley, Ron Powers
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 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. Seller Inventory # AAS9780440229209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
6.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Bradley, James
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780440229209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
3.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Bradley, James; Powers, Ron
Published by Laurel Leaf
ISBN 10: 0440229200 ISBN 13: 9780440229209
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Laurel Leaf. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0440229200 Brand New From The Publisher! Not Marked Up Remainders or Shelf Worn Overstocks!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780440229209

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
3.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book