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Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime
Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime
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Raising the Flag: How a Photograph Gave a Nation Hope in Wartime

By February 1945 the United States had been fighting World War II for more than three years. Soldiers were worn down from battle, and civilians were drained by sacrifice. But a photograph of Marines raising an American flag on Japanese soil gave a wearied nation a renewed sense of pride and hope. This powerful image of strength and determination became the most famous image of the war. It not only captured a moment of victory against a strong foe. It also represented the effort every member of the armed forces had made and offered Americans the promise of victory and an end to conflict.

 
ISBN978-0-7565-4449-2
PublisherCompass Point Books
Age Level10-12 Years
Reading LevelGrades 5-9
SubjectMilitary, Hobbies & Crafts, History
Trim Size9 1/4 x 10 1/4
Page Count64
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2011
Paperback
Price
$8.95
 


 
 

Reviews

School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, Rolla, MO

"Occasionally, a single photograph becomes the emblematic image that defines an era, and this quality series tells the stories of four of those iconic pictures. Each book places its subject photo in historical context, profiles the photographer, describes the conditions under which it was taken, and analyzes both its immediate and its continuing impact. The texts include ample background information and details and are enhanced by large photos and sidebars. These books will help students understand the influence of the individual images and the eras they epitomize, making them strong choices." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2011

Bookllist - Julia Smith

"Top 10 Continuing Series! The stunning books in this series view history through the lens of groundbreaking photographs, zooming in on iconic moments and then placing them in greater historical context. Look for series subsets in world history and sports, too." - Bookllist

October 1, 2016

 

Awards

Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

2011 Young Adult Top Forty Nonfiction Title

April 1, 2012

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.  Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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