Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime” as Want to Read:
Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Raising the Flag, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Raising the Flag

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-34)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
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,
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
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
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.
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.
Kevin Lin
Kevin Lin rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2014
Alana rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2014
Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Aug 22, 2014
Kimberly rated it really liked it
Jan 20, 2015
Radon Andersen
Radon Andersen rated it it was amazing
Jul 31, 2014
Melissa rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2012
Quinn Rollins
Quinn Rollins rated it really liked it
Jan 06, 2016
Hmtigger rated it really liked it
Jul 21, 2012
Todd rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2012
MaryBeth rated it really liked it
Mar 05, 2015
Krisanne Stewart
Feb 29, 2012 Krisanne Stewart rated it it was ok
This book looked really interesting, it just said the same thing over and over and was just ok.
Karen Ball
Karen Ball rated it really liked it
Jan 02, 2015
Karin rated it really liked it
Aug 30, 2015
Melissa Proulx
Melissa Proulx rated it liked it
Oct 30, 2012
Harry rated it really liked it
Mar 19, 2012
jshesman rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2015
Brian marked it as to-read
Jun 04, 2012
HVA Library Nonfiction
HVA Library Nonfiction marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2013
Renae added it
Nov 19, 2013
LibraryLady marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2013
Mandy Lotarski
Mandy Lotarski marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2015
Janice marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2015
Gina Pauley
Gina Pauley marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2015
Kelly added it
Jan 15, 2016
OHS Library
OHS Library marked it as to-read
Feb 02, 2016
Ms. Finley
Ms. Finley is currently reading it
Dec 07, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Captured History (8 books)
  • Assassination and Its Aftermath: How a Photograph Reassured a Shocked Nation
  • Birmingham 1963: How a Photograph Rallied Civil Rights Support
  • Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor
  • Civil War Witness: Mathew Brady's Photos Reveal the Horrors of War
  • Little Rock Girl 1957: How a Photograph Changed the Fight for Integration
  • Man on the Moon: How a Photograph Made Anything Seem Possible
  • Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression

Share This Book