Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

By James Bradley
Read by James Bradley
Afterword read by Robert Petkoff

14.50 Hours 08/01/2005 unabridged
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The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice—by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage. This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost sixty years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery—until now. Flyboys is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud, and it will break your heart.

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A New York Times bestseller

The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice—by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.

This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost sixty years.

After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery—until now.

Flyboys is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud, and it will break your heart.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A gripping story.... Bradley tackles thorny issues head-on. Mark Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Bradley has written a clear-eyed, heartfelt approach to a little-known corner of the 20th century's largest and most violent upheaval, while at the same time shining a light on some of that generation's finest. Tom Walker, Denver Post
Flyboys is not just a 'true story of courage' but a frightening reminder of the savagery human beings are capable of and the terrible moral choices nations at war must make. James D. Fairbanks, Houston Chronicle
Bradley combines his tenacious detective skills with his gifts as a master storyteller to produce a tragic epic of two empires. Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking
“A powerful, compelling look at a tragic time in our history.” W. E. B. Griffin, author of the Brotherhood of War series
“Bradley has once again given us the human face of a war…a triumph of careful listening…and most of all…empathy.” Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers

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Author Bio: James Bradley

James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Flyboys and Flags of Our Fathers, among other books, and is the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He is also the founder of the James Bradley Peace Foundation.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English