Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima (Paperback)

By James Bradley, Ron Powers (With), Michael French (Adapted by)
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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.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. 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 there, they raised a flag. 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.

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"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385730648
ISBN-10: 0385730640
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 13th, 2003
Pages: 232
Language: English