A True Story of Courage

By James Bradley

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316159432, 404pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2004

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.

About the Author
James Bradley is the author of Flags of Our Fathersand the son of one of the men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. He lives in Rye, NY.