Author: James Bradley

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James Bradley (b. 1954) is an American historian and author, most famous for his histories describing the fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II. Born in Wisconsin, Bradley graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a  degree in East Asian History. In 2000, Bradley published the bestselling Flags of Our Fathers, written with the author Ron Powers, which chronicled one of the most iconic moments of World War II: the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. The book tells the story of the six servicemen, including Bradley’s father, a Navy Corpsman, who were featured in the famous photograph. The book was adapted into a film with Clint Eastwood in 2006.

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James Bradley (b. 1954) spent four years of his life seeking and writing about the true account of a famous event in World War II in which his father had participated but about which he had never spoken: the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.