Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima

James Bradley, Author, Ron Powers, With, Michael French, Adapted by
James Bradley, Author, Ron Powers, With, Michael French, Adapted by Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers $15.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-385-72932-1
Reviewed on: 05/01/2001
Release date: 05/01/2001
Newly adapted from a bestseller for adults, Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima by James Bradley with Ron Powers, adapted by Michael French, focuses on one of the most famous of war photographs: the image of six marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima. Bradley, son of one of those marines, investigates the lives (and deaths) of the six, closely examining their experiences to detail the brutal battle on the island, the contrast between the sense of victory projected by the photograph and the more ambiguous circumstances behind it, and the bond-raising value of the photo (and of its surviving subjects) to the Treasury Department. A photo insert adds to the immediacy of this memorable work. ( May)
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