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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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The Train to Crystal City  FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, Russell, Jan Jarboe
3 Russell, Jan Jarboe The Train to Crystal City FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II
New York Scribner 2015 1451693664 / 9781451693669 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Remainder mark bottom page edges ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.30 X 1.34 inches; 393 pages; "The dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated.From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered thousands of civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called “quiet passage.” During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans—diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries—behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany.Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families’ subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told.Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, The Train to Crystal City reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR’s tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war." (blurb) 
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