Flags of Our Fathers (Movie Tie-in Edition)
In February 1945, Americ...more
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These men, who wanted nothing else but to be left alone, were thrust into the spotlight because of a lucky picture at a not-so-heroic moment in time. The picture became a s...more
After describing the battle and events of the flag raising on Mount Suribachi, the author describes how the men's lives turned sour as the US War Machine exploited them for the 7th War Bond D...more
This story chronicles first the lives of the six men raising their flag on Iwo Jima, the American climate during war time and why they enlisted. Readers are then taken inch by pain staking inch up the beach of "fire island" through gun fire, death, fear, hunger, sleep deprivation and more. Slowly trodding up the hill where we experience a seemingly unremarkable flag replacement that became a photograph which to this day "iconicizes" the valor, determination...more
I thought the first part of the book, covering the characters' childhoods, training, and the fight to take hell--I mean Iwo Jima--was better than the second...more
This is a riveting narrative about the six young American flag raisers in the famed picture. Author James Bradley is the son of corpsman John Bradley (one of the men in the photo) and it was only after his father's death when he began to piece together culminating events, as his father never talked about the war but for: "The heroes of Iwo...more
James Bradley's book is a masterpiece of historical writing that will not wear down readers with heavy language or intimidate with hundreds of pages. This is a biography written about the five men who raised the United States flag on Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during the second World War. Bradley's father along with two other men Ira Hayes and Rene Gagnon survived the attack on the island and were sent home on orders from the United States government after a pho...more
It was only 1/400th of a second, the time it took to take that p...more
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
Though there were many themes in this novel (such as mothers, religion, etc), I found the theme of "Heroism" was the most important. For an obvious reason, heroism is important because this is a book about war. Another reason why it is important is because of the fact that John Bradley di...more
The main characters in Flags of our Fathers are very intrigu...more
Bradley did something very unique here that I liked- he kept switching between perspective...more
The story tells in great detail how these six men would wind up on the top of Mt. Suribachi that day. Mr. Bradley, who is the son of one of the flagraisers, lets you get to know each of the men...more
4.It tells the story of the six boys who raised the flag on iwo jima. It tells o their lives through outher people as well as who they served with. Some loved the attention of being part of the most memorable photograph in history while others kept it to themselves.They all tell a different story of how they got to meet each other on iwo jima.
5.Don't keep up your emotions bottled up. Relationshipas are important.
6."My father kept to himslelf...more
I found this book very interesting, it describes the journey of six all American boys joining the armed force to fight for their country and eventually end up in arguably one of the most famous war photos of all time. The book...more
Brady was then driven to find out his father's full story and while doing so discovered the story of the other f...more
A 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...more
Reviewed By: Allison Lupton
Reference Type: Biographical Reference
Reading Level: 7th- 10th/Young Adult
Call Number: 940.54
Description: Bradley’s book tells about the six men raising our nation’s flag shown in the photograph during WWII. Beginning with background information about each one and ending with this same picture in our minds, he tells about Easy Company and their part in Iwo Jima.