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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."
This program is read by Golden Globe-winning actor Barry Bostwick. Bostwick starred as the Mayor in the hit ABC comedy series Spin City.
Nominee for Audio Publishers Association 2001 Audie Award, Nonfiction, Abridged
Alex Award Winner, 2001
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By Doug on 04-10-03
Flags of Our Fathers
I could give this 10 stars. This is one of the best books I have ever read. I found the book fascinating. I am very interested in WWII stories. This is a true account of the famous photo of the six Marines who raised the flag on Iwo Jima. It is the story of the men, before, during and after the war. Who they were, why they joined the Marines, and what brought these six men together. This story provides insite how Americans thought about WWII and how important family members relied on each other.
It also points out how critical it is to have unification as a team of fighting men and how the American spirit helped to win many battles during the war.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
By Donald on 10-14-03
Flags for our Fathers
This was one of the most inspiring book I have read in a long time. The majority of this country do not have the slightest idea what these brave Americans (Marines) went through. I would strongly recommend that each and every member of the House and Senate read this book. Maybe they would be constantly aware of what makes a young men and women want to put their lives on the line for their county and its freedom.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful