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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Flyboys A True Story of Courage
Author: James Bradley
Flyboys is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. A...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316105842
ISBN-10: 0316105848
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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F250 avatar reviewed Flyboys: A True Story of Courage on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book was quite an eye opener for me as to the atrocities done on both sides of the war. Be prepared though, there are some very graphic details described in the book. Not recommended reading for the squeamish. It does give some pretty good insight into the mind set of the opposing sides. I have to rate this very high in the must read books about WW II.
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the best books I have ever read on WWII. Be prepared though, James Bradley doesn't pull any punches.
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Helpful Score: 2
Over the remote island of Chichi Jima, nine American flyers...Navy and Marine airmen sent to bomb Japanese communications towers there ... were shot down. one of those nine was miraculousy rescued by a U.S. Navy submarine. The others were captured by Japanesw soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner... Then they disappeared...
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Helpful Score: 2
An intriguing history of events surrounding a Japanese held island during WWII. Although history, Bradley's story-telling makes this a real page turner. He includes background information about the cultural differences between Japan and the west, and how the U.S. government controlled information, that makes for a fascinating perspective on the war in the Pacific.
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Helpful Score: 2
Harsh reality. A bit "newsy" in flow, but one of the thousands of examinations of small isolated incidents during WWII, and true to the memories of "the greatest generation."
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Absolutely loved this book! I first read Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley, which is one of my favorite books, so I thought to read Flyboys as well. Bradley tells a harrowing story of the fate of the Flyboys who were bombing Chichi Jima during WWII. Some parts of it are difficult to read in that they are so gruesome it is appalling. Flyboys gives a different view on both the Japanese and the Americans. The book is very informative, intriguing, and perhaps a little frightening, but well worth the read.
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Great book for history of the events in the Pacific War.Saw the video of George getting picked up by the sub but dod not know about the mission.


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