Flags Of Our Fathers

by James Bradley

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Now a major motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood, this is the 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.

Nearly 26,000 Americans fell during the Battle of Iwo Jima, the turning point in the war in the Pacific. Navy corpsman James Bradley was one of those six men who raised the flag, a few days after braving enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to aid a wounded Marine and drag him to safety. Bradley was awarded the Navy Cross for his act of heroism. In Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley's son tells his father's story and the story of the five other men who raised the American flag on that fateful day.