Flags of our fathers book
Flags of Our Fathers | Awards & GrantsAudio book read by Stephen HoyeA lucky photograph captured the imagination of the American people and helped raise the spirits of a nation and LOTS of money in war bonds. This is the background story of the famous shot of the flag being raised on Iwo Jima. Author James Bradley's father was one of those six young men whose lives were changed by a photographer taking one more shot. In trying to explain his father's long years of silence about his experiences during World War 2, Bradley discovered not only John "Doc" Bradley's story, but that of the other men who fought to take Iwo Jima. Though he spends a good part of the book giving us background on the six young men whose destinies would converge on Mount Suribachi during one of the bloodiest battles of the war in the Pacific, Bradley manages to keep the story moving forward. He walks a fine line between personal anecdote and the tension of a battlefield report. Stephen Hoye is best when reading the battle scenes.
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New York Times bestseller, now adapted for young readers, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. And there, they raised a flag.
Flags of Our Fathers
But it's the middle section that grabs your heart. Plot Keywords. Sending an email. This is a riveting narrative about the six young American flag raisers in the famed picture.
I was not aware of how horrible the battle at Fathes Jima was, things don't always go to plan. And we are unsettled when we realise in war, and how many Americans and Japanese died within a very short time? After the first few chapters I started to feel like Bradley was trying to make a living off of his father's life. Navy in hopes of not having to meet combat.
Flags of Our Fathers is a The New York Times bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers about the six United States marines who would eventually be made famous by Joe Rosenthal's lauded photograph.
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Invictus ? The government began using them to get people to buy bonds. I'm guessing the battle descriptions were written by Mr. And if enough people pf you something is true, you tend to believe it. Q: Why didn't they stop for the man who fell overboard.
Looking for the Reading Log? Grab it here! Flags of Our Fathers was our July read for one of my bookclubs. But beyond that, I think I knew nothing. I had no idea that the flag was raised — in pretty tranquil circumstances — after a few days of the battle, but that the fighting continued to rage on for a total of 36 days.