Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley
Heroes of Iwo Jima (Young Reader's Abridged Edition)

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Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. 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. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.


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About James Bradley

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James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Flyboys and Flags of Our Fathers and the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He lives in New York.
 
Published February 29, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 224 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Extras on the four-disc collectors' edition shed additional light on Clint Eastwood's unique attempt to see both sides of a story in a double-header of films relating to the second world war conflict.

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Publishers Weekly

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Newly adapted from a bestseller for adults, Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima by James Bradley with Ron Powers, adapted by Michael French, focuses on one of the most famous of war photographs: the image of six marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima.

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PW called this volume, adapted from a bestseller for adults, a "memorable work," as it focuses on one of the most famous of war photographs: the image of

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Bradley and Powers incorporate accounts of specific battles, like ""Hellzapoppin Ridge"" (Bougainville, December '43), and pull in corps life and lore, from the tough-minded to the slightly silly, from mandatory penis inspections (medics checking for VD) to life in the pitch-dark of ""Tent City No.

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BC Books

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The film begins in 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima, jumps to the present day where Doc is dying, then to the war bonds tour, then back to the present day where James Bradley (Tom McCarthy) is conducting interviews with veterans, back to the battle, and so on.

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BC Books

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It was only a replacement flag, but became the flag in the most famous photograph in history.

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Spirituality & Practice

The Battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War II on the Pacific front.

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HistoryNet

NO image is more representative of American triumph than Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal's image of the second raising of the American flag atop Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945.

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CNN.com

(CNN) -- Clint Eastwood was 14 when Battle of Iwo Jima took place in 1945, old enough to know how Joe Rosenthal's famous picture vouched for victory and -- with a little help from John Wayne's "Sands of Iwo Jima" -- endowed the Marine Corps with a mythic luster that persists to this day.

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Slant Magazine

As the faces of its subjects were obscured, Rosenthal's picture became a vision of national—rather than individual—victory, though for medic John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe) and soldiers Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford) and Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), the snapshot became a one-way ticket to unwanted c...

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World War II Database

To compile their life stories, he visited many who had known these six men, and the end result was a book that gave the readers an inside look at their lives before, during, and after the battle.

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Variety

Shortly after, a larger flag is sent up and, in an event only shown in the film considerably later, six different men, Bradley, Gagnon and Hayes among them, responding to a photographer's half-joking question of, "O.K., guys, who wants to be famous?," put their muscle behind pushing up the new fl...

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Pacific Wrecks

Co-author James Bradley is the son of Iwo Jima flag Raiser, John Bradley.

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