Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

Paperback - 2006
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Chronicles one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, focusing on the men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.
Published: New York :, Bantam Dell, a division of Random House, Inc.,, 2006.
Edition: Bantam Movie Tie-In Trade paperback edition.
ISBN: 9780553384154
0553384155
Branch Call Number: 940.5426 BRA
Characteristics: 382 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm

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sidnawkid Aug 06, 2015

Excellent historical account of WWII in the Pacific, focusing on Iwo Jima, and the battle for possession of it. Additionally, the author traces the lives of the six Marines who were made famous by the photograph of the flag-raising on Mount Suribachi. Very well written and coherent. (The author's father was one of the six Marines.)

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cobragunship
Mar 17, 2013

An excellent book written by the son of a Navy Corpsman who never spoke of the horrors he witnessed during that awful battle. Did the previous reader even read this book and the flag raising he describes isn't even close to the truth. The 5th Marines took Mount Surabachi and was sent on a patrol to the top and was given the unit's flag to raise on the top if they made it that far. The whole island and the naval armanda erupted in cheers with most vessels blowing their sirens when the first flag went up. A high ranking officer came ashore right after this incident and brought a larger flag and wanted the original flag as a souvenier. There was a second flag raising and photographer Joe Rosenthal was lucky to notice this event and snap the famous picture that is now a precious symbol of the Marines and the historic battles and sacrifices they've made throughout their incredible history. Highly recommended!!

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rene1951
Feb 27, 2013

For my comment see the large print entry.

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rene1951
Feb 27, 2013

Cover is one of the most famous fakes of the twentieth century. They raised the flag then realised that a picture would be a good idea: they then recreated what they had done earlier. Good propaganda!

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lukeooo2
Aug 27, 2011

great book lots of history about WW2 iwo jima

aaa5756 Jul 08, 2011

A++ book!!!!!

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Feb 25, 2010

Unbelievable how gruesome that battle for Iwo Jima, no wonder the US decided to use the atomic bomb on Japan

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lukeooo2
Sep 01, 2011

Coarse Language: foul language

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lukeooo2
Sep 01, 2011

Violence: gross!!!

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Sep 01, 2011

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