About James

About James

         James Bradley is a New York Times number one best-selling author of four books on Pacific history.  Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood made the movie of his first book, Flags of Our Fathers.  James has been traveling in and learning about Asia since 1974, when he attended Sophia University in Tokyo.

          America’s best-selling Pacific historian, James’ first book, Flags of Our Fathers, chronicled the lives of the boys who raised the flag on Iwo Jima; his second, Flyboys, detailed the air war in the Pacific and the dramatic story of George Herbert Walker Bush’s close escape from capture and death; his third, The Imperial Cruise, tells the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt promoted the Japanese Monroe Doctrine for Asia; and his fourth, The China Mirage (to be published in April 2015), tells of  Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s attitudes towards China in the lead-up to World War II in the Pacific.