WWII in Bradley and Powers' "Flags of Our Fathers"
Reviews the book "Flags of Our Fathers" by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the famous photography by Joe Rosenthal of the six men raising the flag on Iwo Jima during WWII.
# 147427 | 960 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 |
Published on Mar 30, 2011 in English (Argument) , Art (Photography) , History (U.S. World Wars) , Military (Military History)
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This paper explains that "Flags of Our Fathers" by Ron Powers and James Bradley is about the lives--- before, during and after the war--- of the men, who raised the famous Iwo Jima flag. Bradley is the son of one of these men. The paper relates that the book reports that Hayes, Gagnon and Bradley returned home as heroes but they were traumatized by the war. The paper also emphasizes the book's point that, although people may idealize war especially through photographs such as this one, in reality, these impressions are nothing but false.
From the Paper:"Life is full of unexpected episodes and one can see this when looking at James's decision to write "The Flags of Our Fathers." According to the author, his father hadn't talked much about the incidents that happened during the war, nor did he talk about the moments when he and his six companions became heroes. James apparently found some of his father's letters subsequent to John's death. He wanted the book to highlight the true moments that would make the six men heroes, and not the flag-raising picture."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bradley, James & Powers Ron, Flags of Our Fathers. Bantam, 2000
Cite this Book Review:
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