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Flags of Our Fathers, Bradley, James & Ron Powers
1 Bradley, James & Ron Powers Flags of Our Fathers
New York Bantam 2000 0553111337 / 9780553111330 First Edition; Fifth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 9.10 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 384 pages; "In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima—and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag.Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.To his family, John Bradley never spoke of the photograph or the war. But after his death at age seventy, his family discovered closed boxes of letters and photos. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley draws on those documents to retrace the lives of his father and the men of Easy Company. Following these men's paths to Iwo Jima, James Bradley has written a classic story of the heroic battle for the Pacific's most crucial island—an island riddled with Japanese tunnels and 22,000 fanatic defenders who would fight to the last man.But perhaps the most interesting part of the story is what happened after the victory. The men in the photo—three were killed during the battle—were proclaimed heroes and flown home, to become reluctant symbols. For two of them, the adulation was shattering. Only James Bradley's father truly survived, displaying no copy of the famous photograph in his home, telling his son only: "The real heroes of Iwo Jima were the guys who didn't come back."" 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Company Commander, MacDonald, Charles B.
2 MacDonald, Charles B. Company Commander
New York History Book Club 2006 1582882509 / 9781582882505 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Laid in is the map, (ISBN 1885294328) as new in plastic, that show the action described in the book. A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Map; 9.40 X 6.30 X 0.90 inches; 309 pages; As a newly commisioned Captain of a veteran Army regiment, MacDonald's first combat was war at its most hellish—the Battle of the Bulge. In this plain-spoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald's side, sharing in all of combat's misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men's loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the great, true, unforgettable war stories of all time. This is a reprint of a book originally published in 1947. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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A Medic's Story  An Autobiography of Experiences During World War II, Roberts, Robert
3 Roberts, Robert A Medic's Story An Autobiography of Experiences During World War II
Bloomington, IN 1st Book Library 2002 1403334048 / 9781403334046 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Remainder mark bottom page edges, bookstore stamp on inside front board. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9 X 6 X 0.38 inches; 168 pages; A medic's pictorial autobiography of World War II. He was a participant in all major First Army battles from D+10 to V-E Day. Experiences also include: basic training, the boat trip to Britain and the "point system" ticket home 
Price: 20.00 USD
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December 1941  31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World, Shirley, Craig
4 Shirley, Craig December 1941 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World
Nashville Thomas Nelson 2011 1595554572 / 9781595554574 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, appears unread. ; B&W & Color Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.30 X 2.10 inches; 656 pages; In the days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, eyes in America were focused on the war in Europe or distracted by the elevated mood sweeping the country in the final days of the Great Depression. But when planes dropped out of a clear blue sky and bombed the American naval base and aerial targets in Hawaii, all of that changed. December 1941 takes readers into the moment-by-moment ordeal of a nation waking to war.Best-selling author Craig Shirley celebrates the American spirit while reconstructing the events that called it to shine with rare and piercing light. By turns nostalgic and critical, he puts readers on the ground in the stir and the thick of the action. Relying on daily news reports from around the country and recently declassified government papers, Shirley sheds light on the crucial diplomatic exchanges leading up to the attack, the policies on internment of Japanese living in the U.S. after the assault, and the near-total overhaul of the U.S. economy for war.Shirley paints a compelling portrait of pre-war American culture: the fashion, the celebrities, the pastimes. And his portrait of America at war is just as vivid: heroism, self-sacrifice, mass military enlistments, national unity and resolve, and the prodigious talents of Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley aimed at the Axis Powers, as well as the more troubling price-controls and rationing, federal economic takeover, and censorship. Featuring colorful personalities such as Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, and General Douglas MacArthur, December 1941 highlights a period of profound change in American government, foreign and domestic policy, law, economics, and business, chronicling the developments day by day through that singular and momentous month. 
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