Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley audiobook

Flags of Our Fathers

By James Bradley , with Ron Powers
Read by Stephen Hoye

Random House Audio
13.38 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415928356

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. 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. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.

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Summary

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Winner of the 2001 Colby Award

#1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of Margaret A. Edwards Award (Alex Awards), 2001

Now abridged for young people, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U. S. 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. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle for the Pacific’s most crucial island.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Brings a heartfelt personal dimension to this penetrating and insightful look at an American icon.... Flags of Our Fathers captivates as the story behind a famous photo, a story that lives on in a son’s heart. National Review
The best battle book I ever read. These stories, from the time the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima enlisted, their training, and the landing and subsequent struggle, fill me with awe. Stephen Ambrose
A powerful book whose vivid and horrific images do not easily leave the mind ... [Flags of Our Fathers] relates the brutalizing story of Iwo Jima with a fine eye for both the strategic imperative and the telling incident. The Boston Globe
Unforgettable ... one of the most instructive and moving books on war and its aftermath that we are likely to see ... its portrayal rivals Saving Private Ryan in its shocking, unvarnished immediacy. The New York Times
“The best battle book I ever read…These stories, chronicling the time the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima enlisted, their training, and the landing, and subsequent struggle, fill me with awe.” Stephen E. Ambrose, New York Times bestselling author of The Wild Blue
“Unforgettable…One of the most instructive and moving books on war and its aftermath that we are likely to see…Its portrayal rivals Saving Private Ryan in its shocking, unvarnished immediacy.” New York Times
“A powerful book whose vivid and horrific images do not easily leave the mind…[Flags of Our Fathers] relates the brutalizing story of Iwo Jima with a fine eye for both the strategic imperative and the telling incident.” Boston Globe
“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.” Amazon.com, editorial review

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 13.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English