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Flyboys : A True Story of Courage (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (James Bradley)
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The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author ofFlags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.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. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth, and not even the families of the airmen were informed of what happened to their sons. Their fate remained a mystery--until now.FLYBOYS is a tale of courage and daring, of war and death, of men and hope. It will make you proud and it will break your heart.
FLYBOYS is the true story of young American airmen who were shot down over Chichi Jima. Eight of these young men were captured by Japanese troops and taken prisoner. Another was rescued by an American submarine and went on to become president. The reality of what happened to the eight prisoners has remained a secret for almost 60 years. After the war, the American and Japanese governments conspired to cover up the shocking truth. Not even the families of the airmen were informed what had happened to their sons. It has remained a mystery--until now. Critics called James Bradley's last book "the best book on battle ever written." FLYBOYS is even better: more ambitious, more powerful, and more moving. On the island of Chichi Jima those young men would face the ultimate test. Their story--a tale of courage and daring, of war and of death, of men and of hope--will make you proud, and it will break your heart.
Number of Pages: 12145
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Military / General, Military, Military / World War II, Military / Aviation
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Author: James Bradley
Street Date: October 13, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8598