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Flyboys : A True Story of Courage
Flyboys A True Story of Courage
Author: James Bradley
This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. The fate of the others-an explosive 60-year-old secret-is revealed for the first time in FLYBOYS.
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ISBN-13: 9780316159432
ISBN-10: 0316159433
Publication Date: 9/14/2004
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 84 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, 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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reading-galore avatar reviewed Flyboys : A True Story of Courage on + 96 more book reviews
I found this book to be a difficult read for me due to the very heavy and disturbing content. This is not a fun lightweight read about boys who fly airplanes in WWII. It is a brutal history about the men who flew planes and bombed Japan and their less than positive experiences and outcomes. "War is hell" and this book clearly shows why people say that. I am glad I finished it and am the better for having read about what really happened there. I now have an even deeper appreciation for the bomber pilots who flew during the war.
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Mass murder, rape, decapitation, cannibalism; this book had all the elements of a movie that I would be too squeamish to see. The background info was a bit heavy, but I couldn't put the book down when I got to the second half. This was a story that needed to be told and Bradley did a great job telling it.
jazzysmom avatar reviewed Flyboys : A True Story of Courage on + 907 more book reviews
I loved this book so much. I read it then put it on my bookshelf to share as it was so wonderful, then decided i had to have it again for a friend to read, so ordered it again and now that she has enjoyed it--here i have listed again as this was so good it needs to be shared,


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