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Book Review of Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers
Author: James Bradley, Ron Powers
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4


"Flags of Our Fathers" is an excellent novel for various reasons: it pays homage to the six men who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II; it is a tribute to a father who felt strongly that the real heroes at Iwo were the boys who didn't come back; it is a testimonial to the United States Marine Corpse and its fighting men; it portrays a graphic and at times unimaginable description of the horrors of war; and, it depicts not only the indignities that we humans can suffer upon one another, but also the moments when common men are moved to perform uncommon acts of valor and courage. This is one of the most inspiring books that you will ever read. I highly recommended it.