By Adam Makos
For readers of Unbroken comes an unforgettable story of braveness from America’s “forgotten warfare” in Korea, via the New York Times bestselling writer of A larger name.
Devotion tells the inspirational tale of the U.S. Navy’s most renowned aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to safeguard. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom handed up Harvard to fly combatants for his nation. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse grew to become the navy’s first black service pilot, protecting a kingdom that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.
whereas a lot of the United States remained divided by way of segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as those daring younger aviators reduce their enamel on the world’s most threatening job—landing at the deck of an airplane carrier—a line of labor that Jesse’s younger spouse, Daisy, struggles to accept.
Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm child from the Catskills. In among battle video games within the sunlight, the younger males revel at the Riviera, partying with millionaires or even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the battle nobody anticipated, in far off Korea.
Devotion takes us hovering overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with purple and the Marines as they conflict a North Korean invasion. because the fury of the struggling with escalates and the Marines are cornered on the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly, weapons blazing, to aim and shop them. whilst one of many duo is shot down in the back of enemy strains and pinned in his burning aircraft, the opposite faces an unthinkable selection: watch his good friend die or test history’s so much audacious one-man rescue mission.
A tug-at-the-heartstrings story of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How a ways might you visit retailer a friend?
Praise for Devotion
“Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and relocating account.”—USA Today
“An inspiring story . . . portrayed through Makos in sharp, fact-filled prose and with robust reporting.”—Los Angeles Times
“[A] must-read.”—New York Post
“A masterful storyteller . . . [Makos brings] Devotion to lifestyles with awesome vividness. . . . [It] reads like a dream. the peerlessly paced tale cruises alongside within the speedy lane—when you’re complete, you’ll are looking to begin in every single place again.”—Associated Press
“A satisfaction to learn . . . Devotion is a narrative you won't forget.”—The Washington Times
“My nice recognize for Tom Hudner is aware no bounds. he's a real hero; and in examining this e-book, you'll comprehend why i believe that way.”—President George H. W. Bush
“This is aerial drama at its best—fast, robust, and moving.”—Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling writer of Dead Wake
“Though it matters a famously chilly conflict within the Korean battle, make no mistake: Devotion will hot your heart.”—Hampton aspects, New York Times bestselling writer of Ghost Soldiers and In the dominion of Ice
“At final, the Korean conflict has its epic, a narrative that might stick with you lengthy once you shut this book.”—Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling writer of Fearless and Legend