Flags of our fathers

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780385730648
9780553384154
141594475
9781415944752
9780553111330
9780553902761
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 8.4, 22 Points
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID c80ea135-d749-065a-c0af-2a603f2849f3
Grouping Title flags of our fathers
Grouping Author bradley james
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-09 07:30:17AM
Last Indexed 2018-12-09 07:45:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 22
accelerated_reader_reading_level 8.4
auth_author2 Hoye, Stephen., Powers, Ron, Powers, Ron.
author James Bradley
author2-role Hoye, Stephen., Ingram Digital (Firm), Powers, Ron, Powers, Ron.
author_display Bradley, James
available_at_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Duraleigh Road Community, East Regional, Middle Creek Community, North Regional, Northeast Regional, West Regional
collection_catalog Adult Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction, East Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction, Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction, North Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Remote Storage - Adult Non-fiction, West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America
In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the 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. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.
Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.
To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island—an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man.
But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo—three were killed during the battle—were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: "The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back. "
Few books ever have captured the complexity and furor of war and its aftermath as well as Flags of Our Fathers. A penetrating, epic look at a generation at war, this is history told with keen insight, enormous honesty, and the passion of a son paying homage to his father. It is the story of the difference between truth and myth, the meaning of being a hero, and the essence of the human experience of war.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id c80ea135-d749-065a-c0af-2a603f2849f3
isbn 141594475, 9780385730648, 9780553111330, 9780553384154, 9780553902761, 9781415944752
item_details RBdigital:rbz100011933|rbz100011933|RBdigital|Online RBdigital|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|RBdigital||https://login.proxy187.nclive.org/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fwakeconc.rbdigital.com%2f%23titles%2f9781415944752||Available Online||RBdigital||, ils:320418|4915828|North Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, ils:320418|5665351|Middlecreek Community - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MID||, ils:320418|6031073|Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NER||, ils:320418|6031075|Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NER||, ils:320418|6031076|North Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, ils:320418|6031077|West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WRL||, ils:320418|6031078|Remote Storage - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LAB||, ils:320418|6031079|Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CAM||, ils:320418|6031080|Holly Springs Community - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||HSP||, ils:320418|6031082|Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||DUR||, ils:320418|6031083|North Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NOR||, ils:320418|6031085|East Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ERL||, ils:320418|6031088|Northeast Regional - Adult Non-fiction|940.54 BRADL|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||NER||, overdrive:789c075c-3e4a-481d-b2c8-bb040642cd6f|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|3|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog
last_indexed 2018-12-09T12:45:23.255Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 940.54 BRADL
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog Cameron Village Regional, Duraleigh Road Community, East Regional, Holly Springs Community, Middle Creek Community, North Regional, Northeast Regional, West Regional
primary_isbn 9780385730648
publishDate 2003, 2006, 2011
record_details RBdigital:rbz100011933|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Books on Tape ;|2011, 2007.|Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices., ils:320418|Book|Books||English|Delacorte,|2003.|, overdrive:789c075c-3e4a-481d-b2c8-bb040642cd6f|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
RBdigital:rbz100011933 rbz100011933 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
overdrive:789c075c-3e4a-481d-b2c8-bb040642cd6f -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:320418 6031080 Checked out Checked out false false true false false true
ils:320418 6031079 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031085 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 5665351 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031082 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031083 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031078 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031088 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031073 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031077 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031075 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 4915828 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:320418 6031076 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Downloadable audio books, Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945, Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945 -- Pictorial works, Marines -- United States -- Biography, Photographs -- History -- 20th century, Rosenthal, Joe, -- 1911-2006, United States. -- Marine Corps -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography
title_display Flags of our fathers
title_full Flags of Our Fathers, Flags of our fathers / James Bradley with Ron Powers, Flags of our fathers [electronic resource] / James Bradley, Ron Powers
title_short Flags of our fathers
title_sub
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, History, Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945, Marines, Military, Nonfiction, Photographs, Photography, Pictorial works, Rosenthal, Joe, World War, 1939-1945