Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

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9781478936022: Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

The classic "New York Times" bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice by the author of "Flags 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 sixty 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."

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About the Author:

James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Imperial Cruise, Flyboys, and Flags of Our Fathers and the upcoming The China Mirage, and a son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.

Review:

"Bradley combines his tenacious detective skills with his gifts as a master storyteller to produce a tragic epic of two empires." --Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking

"Flyboys is not just a 'true story of courage' but a frightening reminder of the savagery human beings are capable of and the terrible moral choices nations at war must make." --James D. Fairbanks, Houston Chronicle

"A gripping story.... Bradley tackles thorny issues head-on." --Mark Lewis, Los Angeles Times

"Bradley has written a clear-eyed, heartfelt approach to a little-known corner of the 20th century's largest and most violent upheaval, while at the same time shining a light on some of that generation's finest." --Tom Walker, Denver Post

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