Flyboys Fly Boys by James Bradley Hardcover 1st Edition WWII WW2 History Book DJ
Title: Flyboys - A True Story of Courage
Author: James Bradley
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co
Format: Hardcover / Hardback
Collectible: First Edition, 1st Printing
Condition: First Edition / 1st Printing. Book is in excellent condition, appears unread. No markings to text. NOT ex library or remaindered. DJ is in excellent condition aside from a light crease to top, right edge. NOT price clipped. Dust jacket protected in removable mylar cover. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Historical Books; History Books; Books about WWII, WW2 History Books; WW2 Missions; Pacific war books; Military Pilots and aircraft books
Flyboys reveals for the first time ever the extraordinary story of those men. Bradley's quest for the truth took him from dusty attics in American small towns, to untapped government archives containing classified documents, to the heart of Japan, and finally to Chichi Jima itself. What he discovered was a mystery that dated back far before World War II-back 150 years, to America's westward expansion and Japan's first confrontation with the western world. Bradley brings into vivid focus these brave young men who went to war for their country, and through their lives he also tells the larger story of two nations in a hellish war.
With no easy moralizing, Bradley presents history in all its savage complexity, including the Japanese warrior mentality that fostered inhuman brutality and the U.S. military strategy that justified attacks on millions of civilians. And, after almost sixty years of mystery, Bradley finally reveals the fate of the eight American Flyboys, all of whom would ultimately face a moment and a decision that few of us can even imagine.
Flyboys is a story of war and horror but also of friendship and honor. It is about how we die, and how we live-including the tale of the Flyboy who escaped capture, a young Navy pilot named George H. W. Bush who would one day become president of the United States. A masterpiece of historical narrative, Flyboys will change forever our understanding of the Pacific war and the very things we fight for.