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James Bradley, 2007

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Sometimes we find heroes in the most surprising places. For James Bradley, that place was in his own family. Bradley is the son of Iwo Jima flag raiser John Bradley. After his father's death, James launched a quest to find out more about his father's past. The result was The New York Times #1 bestseller "Flags of Our Fathers."

Bradley's second book, "Flyboys," was also a New York Times bestseller, and recounts another story of American courage during World War II - the previously classified story of a group of American aviators who were shot down, and then beheaded, on the island of Chichi Jima.

Drawing on the stories from his books, as well as his encyclopedic knowledge of America's role in World War II, Bradley's keynote speeches are not only inspirational and informative, but also brimming with valuable lessons.

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VIDEO: James Bradley on Writing Out Loud

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