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Flags of Our Fathers

by James Bradley , By (author) Ron Powers

Category: History / European
Publisher: Vintage
Publication date: 2 November 2006
Number of pages: 384

In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima and into a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire from 22,000 Japanese. After climbing through a hellish landscape and on to the island's highest peak, six men were photographed raising the stars and stripes. One of those soldiers was the author's father, John Bradley.

What the papers say:
"One of the most instructive and moving books on war and its aftermath that we are likely to see... unforgettable... Mr Bradley has produced an arresting meditation on the nature of heroism... Like the best books, Mr Bradley's goes beyond its narrow subject to invite reflection on deeper patterns of human behaviour." New York Times "The best battle book I ever read." Stephen Ambrose

Author's Biography:
James Bradley is the son of John 'Doc' Bradley, one of the six men who raised the flag. 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.

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