A True Story of Courage

Book - 2003
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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 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.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316107280
Branch Call Number: 940.5405 BRA 2003
Characteristics: 398 p. : ill. map


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Aug 29, 2016

Most know of his other book, Flags of Our Fathers, but I found this to be a much better read. Quite interesting and very informative of the mindset of both Americans and Japanese during the Pacific War.

Jun 24, 2016

Very well written. Details of many aspects of WWII that most people never learned about. Very interesting to learn more about the mindset of both sides in this horrible war.

Feb 15, 2010

good insight into the horror of the war with Japan, balanced and well researched as usual from this author, but parts of this book are grotesque

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