Commandant's Reading List
By James Bradley with Ron Powers
Adapted for young adults version
From the Publisher:
New York Times bestseller, Flags of Our Fathers is the unforgettable
chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history: the raising of the U.S.
flag at Iwo Jima.
Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that
has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. 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 there, they raised a flag. The son of one of the flag raisers has written a powerful
account of six very different men who came together in the heroic battle.