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Flyboys: A True Story of Courage
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316105848, Hardcover)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 06 Jan 2013 01:06:31 -0500)
Eight Americans are captured by the Japanese soldiers on Chichi Jima and held prisoner. When the war was over, the American government, along with the Japanese, covered up everything that had happened on Chichi Jima. Flyboys reveals for the first time ever the extraordinary story of those men.
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