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Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime (Captured History)

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By February 1945 the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. But a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense of pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Compass Point Books
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Samantha Wilson
Oct 28, 2016 Samantha Wilson rated it it was amazing
I chose this book as my social studies book. This book would be good for 6th-8th grade, the book talks about the event in World War II that led to the picture and who was involved in the picture. This book was chosen for social studies because it mentions a significant time in American history. There were really no content concerns with this book.

This book is about the picture Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. The books talks about the events that led to America joining the war,
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Virginia
This book tells the story of how Joe Rosenthal captured the photograph of the soldiers raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, and how, in turn, this photo inspired the nation and gave recognition to all military personnel fighting in WWII. In the book, time is taken to give background information about how the U.S. got involved in the war in the first place--with the attack on Pearl Harbor-- and the U.S. military's involvement and strategies throughout the war in the Pacific. The end of the book ...more
Barbara
Jun 10, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
This brief title provides interesting background about the famous photograph of American troops raising the American flag on the top of Iwo Jima during WWII. Not only does the author discuss how photographer Joe Rosenthal happened to snap the picture, he also explains that this was not the first flag that went up but the second. He also tells a little bit about the six men who are pictured. Two of the men are not visible, and three would die within the next couple of months. Although there is a ...more
Duane
May 11, 2011 Duane rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book if you have a youth reader who is interested in World War 2 and the famous photograph that still brings memories to that generation. With excellent photographs and interesting text, this book will appeal to all age readers. Covering the event and the photographer himself, this book is both entertaining and educational. A great book to add to your World War 2 book collection.
Cathi
Feb 01, 2016 Cathi rated it liked it
This is a terrific little book about World War II (meant for older children). Of course, it deals mostly with the war in the Pacific, but it also gives a broader view of the war, including the challenges of folks on the home front. I learned a lot about the battle of Iwo Jima, and I loved learning more about the famous photo of the flag raising on that island. Great photos, too!
April Suter
Apr 28, 2016 April Suter rated it really liked it
The story behind the picture. I love history and this book honors the men who sacrificed so much for our country.
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