|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
One of those young Americans was John Bradley, a Navy corpsman who a few days before had braved enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded Marine and then drag him to safety. For this act of heroism Bradley would receive the Navy Cross, an award second only to the Medal of Honor.
Bradley, who died in 1994, never mentioned his feat to his family. Only after his death did Bradley's son James begin to piece together the facts of his father's heroism, which was but one of countless acts of sacrifice made by the young men who fought at Iwo Jima. Flags of Our Fathers recounts the sometimes tragic life stories of the six men who raised the flag that February day--one an Arizona Indian who would die following an alcohol-soaked brawl, another a Kentucky hillbilly, still another a Pennsylvania steel-mill worker--and who became reluctant heroes in the bargain. A strongly felt and well-written entry in a spate of recent books on World War II, Flags gives a you-are-there depiction of that conflict's horrible arenas--and a moving homage to the men whom fate brought there. --Gregory McNamee
Learned things I just never knew. War is a terrible thing. Too bad it's often the only recourse. Thank you Vets.Published 11 hours ago by Karen Keith
Thank you my book came to day , this is great, I love any infomation on the 2nd world war , this book is about raising the flag on Iwa Jima. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jennifer L. Forbes
I heard James Bradley speak recently and was inspired to purchase this book. I was born in '63, but my parents were the same age as these young men (boys). Read morePublished 2 days ago by Robin
Once I started this, I couldn't put it down. Didn't matter if I was at work or the house, I was completely engaged. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jeff Dawson
The book gives you a great insight as to what those brave young men went through 70 years ago. The book holds you to a non stop reading marathon.Published 13 days ago by Leburn Flurry