An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship and Sacrifice

Adam Makos
NZ$ 27.99
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NZ$ 22.39
h198 x 129mm - 464pg
13 Oct 2022 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
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' This is aerial drama at its best. Fast, powerful, and moving. ' - Erik Larson' A must read. ' - New York Post Devotion is the gripping story of the US Navy' s most famous aviator duo - Tom Hudner, awhite, blue-blooded New Englander, and Jesse Brown, a black sharecropper' s son fromMississippi. Against all odds, Jesse beat back racism to become the Navy' s first black aviator. Against all expectations, Tom passed up a free ride at Harvard to fly fighter planes for hiscountry. Barely a year after President Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, thetwo became wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32 and went on to fight side-by-side in the KoreanWar. In an enthralling narrative, Adam Makos follows Tom and Jesse' s journey to the war' s climaticbattle at the Chosin Reservoir, where they flew headlong into waves of troops in order todefend an entire division of Marines trapped on a frozen lake. It was here that one of them wasfaced with an unthinkable choice - and discovered how far they would go to save a friend. ' A delight to read. ' - Washington Times ' An inspiring tale. ' - Los Angeles Times
A must read. * New York Post * Riveting. * USA Today * A delight to read. * Washington Times * An inspiring tale. * Los Angeles Times * Reads like a dream. * Associated Press * This is aerial drama at its best. Fast, powerful, and moving. * Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake * At last, the Korean War has its epic, a story that will stay with you long after you close this book. * Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of Fearless and Legend * Lovingly rendered and meticulously researched, here is a tale of true friendship from across the racial divide. Though it concerns a famously cold battle in the Cold War, make no mistake: Devotion will warm your heart. * Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice * In this beautifully written book, Adam Makos reveals a long-lost story of heroism set in the frozen realm of North Korea. You won' t be able to put this down. * Joseph L. Galloway, co-author of the no. 1 bestseller We Were Soldiers, Once and Young * My great respect for Tom Hudner knows no bounds. He is a true hero; and in reading this book, you will understand why I feel that way. * President George H. W. Bush * Adam Makos immerses you in a story so crisp that you' ll forget you' re reading a book. Prepare to be swept away. * Michael Tougias, co-author of The Finest Hours * Once again, Adam Makos demonstrates himself as a rising star in historical nonfiction. Getting the stories are only half the battle. Telling the story is where he thrives. * Colin Heaton, co-author of The Star of Africa *
Adam Makos is a journalist, historian and editor of the military magazine, Valor. Makos hasinterviewed countless veterans from the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, and present-daywars. In 2008 Makos travelled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army SpecialForces on their hunt for Al Qaeda terrorists. He is the author, with Larry Alexander, of A HigherCall, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, Devotion and Spearhead.

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