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The Resource Flags of our fathers, James Bradley with Ron Powers

Flags of our fathers, James Bradley with Ron Powers

Label
Flags of our fathers
Title
Flags of our fathers
Statement of responsibility
James Bradley with Ron Powers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Tone
Writing style
Award
Alex Award, 2001.
Review
  • Say "Iwo Jima," and what comes to mind? Most likely a famous photograph from 1945: six tired, helmeted Marines, fresh from a long, terrifying and bloody battle, work together to raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi. Bradley's father, John, was one of the six. In this voluminous and memorable work of popular history mixed with memoir, Bradley and Powers (White Town Drowsing)reconstruct those Marines' experiences, and those of their Pacific Theatercomrades. The authors begin with the six soldiers' childhoods. Soon enough, bombs have fallen on Pearl Harbor, and by May '43 the young men have become proud leathernecks. Bradley and Powers incorporate accounts of specific battles, like "Hellzapoppin Ridge" (Bougainville, December '43), and pull in corps life and lore, from the tough-minded to the slightly silly, from mandatory penis inspections (medics checking for VD) to life in the pitch-dark of"Tent City No. 1." And they cover the strategy and tactics leading upto the awful battle for the islandAthe navy's disputed plans for offshore bombardment, cut at the last minute from 10 days to three; the 16 miles of Japanese underground tunnels, far more than Allied intelligence expected. A quarter ofthe book follows the fighting on Iwo Jima, sortie by sortie. The final chapterspursue the veterans' subsequent lives: Bradley and Powers set themselves against often-sanctimonious tradition, retrieving the stories of six more or lesstroubled individuals from the anonymity of heroic myth. A simple thesis emergesfrom all the detail worked into this touching group portrait, in a comment by John Bradley: "The heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys who didn't come back." No reader will forget the lesson. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners BusinessInformation.
  • The story of those six young American flag raisers in the famed portrait of Iwo Jima, told by the son of one of the soldiers. Copyright 2000 Cahners BusinessInformation.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166536
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradley, James
Index
index present
Intended audience
950L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powers, Ron
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rosenthal, Joe
  • United States
  • Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
  • Photographs
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marines
Label
Flags of our fathers, James Bradley with Ron Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
376109
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553111330
Lccn
00025803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553111330
  • (Sirsi) ABX-2942
Label
Flags of our fathers, James Bradley with Ron Powers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
376109
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780553111330
Lccn
00025803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553111330
  • (Sirsi) ABX-2942

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