Flyboys has ratings and reviews. Joseph said: This book literally changed my view of the world. I was amazed, shocked, disgusted, astounded. The author of Flags of Our Fathers achieves considerable but not equal success in this new Pacific War–themed history. Again he approaches. General Yoshio Tachibana’s headquarters. Dick Woellhof, Floyd Hall, Marve Mershon, Jimmy Dye, Grady York, and Warren Earl Vaughn were tied up here. 2.

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He was constantly in the company of older military men, who encouraged him to act in a military manner. Japanese troops left defending the islands were expected to fend for themselves.

Flyboys : A True Story of Courage

Flyboys is a story of war and horror but also of friendship and honor. It’s framed as a personal story, and spends more time talking about moral quagmires than military specifics.

I truely felt sad for the people on both sides who had been taught to hate the other flyboyd I wasn’t sure I wanted to finish this book because it started to make me hate, but the more I read the more it made me think.

Bearing no grudges, he kames friendship between America and Japan as a longtime employee in the press section of the United States embassy in Japan. The records of a top-secret military tribunal were sealed, the lives of the eight Flyboys were erased, and the parents, brothers, sisters, and sweethearts they fpyboys behind were left to wonder.

Flyboys: A True Story of Courage – Wikipedia

He forces us to contemplate war in all its horror and implicitly calls us to consider more deeply principles of justice before, during, and after conflict. Man’s inhumanity to man can be truly extraordinary. The Flyboy who got away became president of the United States. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? How do I know all the above?


May 21, Jeff rated it it was amazing. You cannot take evasive action, so you get used to it. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. What he discovered was a mystery that dated back far before World War II-back years, to America’s westward flybogs and Japan’s first confrontation with the western world.

He recited the Pledge of Allegiance in Hawaiian grade school. I don’t give out 5 stars too often, and this one should get a six. James Bradley’s 1 bestseller Flags of Our Fathers made real the humanity and legacy of war as few books had before. Surrender 14th August I wish I had the opportunity to have been able to talk to him about his cousin and the war times.

Many of the Japanese interviewed after the war showed revulsion and sorrow for jamew they had committed during the war. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Bush, who would one day become president of the United States. The records of that trial had been sealed by the authorities of that time, but much of that information had subsequently been declassified, and the lawyer had collected a stack of documentation over the years, which he made available to Bradley.

InFuchida told Paul Tibbets: There were many points of conflict in this narrative. Mar 06, Dean rated it it was amazing. Mine airmen of the Navy and the Marines were given a mission which would change not only their lives but the lives of their families forever. He was the squadron Ordinance Officer that asked to go on a mission to check out the weapons systems.


He was able to paint both sides of what happened to some of the “flyboys” who had the misfortune of being shot down over this Pacific hell, and of the enlisted Japanese infantry whose duty it was to defend the island under a doctrine of fear, instilled by the abusive, dictator-like Japanese commanders.

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And while he pulls no punches in describing the horrific atrocities visited upon the Chinese by the Japanese invaders before and during WW2, and makes no excuses for the treatment of the US fliers captured on Chichi Jima, the reader is reminded that the US didn’t exactly come away from WW2 with clean hands, either.

That said, this book had the most comprehensive explanation I have ever read on why the Japanese behaved as they did.

Review quote “A triumph Oct 28, Joseph rated it it was amazing Recommended to Joseph by: If the nine flighers sent, only one lived, saved by an American submarine. It does seem to me, however, he wants the reader to think critically about the war and our own national past.

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Add Tag No Tags, Be the first to tag this record! As someone who has lived in Japan, he comes at it with a different perspective and seeks to convey a little of the way the Japanese viewed America and the war.