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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
by Adam Makos
rating: 4.8 (569 reviews)


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For readers of Unbroken comes an unforgettable tale of courage from America’s “forgotten war” in Korea, by the New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Call.

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.

While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept.

Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the war no one expected, in faraway Korea.

Devotion takes us soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with Red and the Marines as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalates and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, to try and save them. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission.

A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How far would you go to save a friend?

Praise for Devotion

“Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and moving account.”—USA Today

“An inspiring tale . . . portrayed by Makos in sharp, fact-filled prose and with strong reporting.”—Los Angeles Times

“[A] must-read.”—New York Post

“Stirring.”—Parade

“A masterful storyteller . . . [Makos brings] Devotion to life with amazing vividness. . . . [It] reads like a dream. The perfectly paced story cruises along in the fast lane—when you’re finished, you’ll want to start all over again.”—Associated Press

“A delight to read . . . Devotion is a story you will not forget.”—The Washington Times

“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

“This is aerial drama at its best—fast, powerful, and moving.”—Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake

“Though it concerns a famously cold battle in the Korean War, make no mistake: Devotion will warm your heart.”—Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice

“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


From the Hardcover edition.


Details:
rank: #35,567
price: $6.99
bound: 464 pages
publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (March 21, 2017)
lang: English
asin:
isbn: 0804176604, 978-0804176606,
weight: 13.6 ounces (
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Adam Makos follows the crew and pilots of the USS Leyte, an aircraft carrier deployed to Korea in the early days of the Korean WarShop Now You could have heard a pin drop in a room filled with men, each with great stories of their own to tellAdam Makos follows the crew and pilots of the USS Leyte, an aircraft carrier deployed to Korea in the early days of the Korean WarNavy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defendHe wanted to become a pilot, which Blacks usually couldnt get except for the Black Tuskegee airmen who fought in Europe in WWII

In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylorpilots who bond in Korean War - LA TimesBetter to explain to readers that the box sticking up from the carrier's deck is an "island" instead of calling it the "tower," and the use of "dining room" for wardroom is pretty horriblea meticulously researched and moving account.”—USA Today“An inspiring tale While they could hardly be more different, war has a way of serving as the great equalizer

The trailing two Corsairs slipped in behind themThe material he explored, the people he interviewed, his visits to the war zone where it happened, all pay tribute to his devotion to his book (hence the title?)In 1950 their friendship was genuine, just ahead of the times.Tom caught the green blur of a vehicle beneath his left wingThe perfectly paced story cruises along in the fast lane—when you’re finished, you’ll want to start all over again.”—Associated Press“A delight to read Jesse had more flight time than Tom, so in the air, he led.Jesse dipped his right wing for a better view of the neighboring trees

Mar 02, 2016 Susan Paxton rated it liked it Shelves: aviation This is Makos' second book, following on from A Higher CallTom nudged his control stick to the left and his fifteen-thousand-pound fighter dipped a wing.Sun warmed the hillside, revealing bodies stacked like sandbags across the slopeJournalist Makos (co-author: A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II, 2012) yields to that temptation, resulting in worshipful biographies of two men who overcame adversity to achieve their dreams as Navy pilots, bonded despite vastly different backgrounds, and risked their lives for freedom.more flag 1 likeLike see review Just twenty-four, Ensign Jesse Brown was the first African American carrier pilot in the U.SIt was a different world to the one we know now when enemies were generally more obvious and espionage and skulduggery aside the way of warfare was much more conventional, comfortably familiar

portrayed by [Adam] Makos in sharp, fact-filled prose and with strong reporting.”—Los Angeles Times “[A] must-read.”—New York Post “Stirring.”—Parade “A masterful storyteller Get a FREE Books of the Moment sampler!But, for me the major difference is in the chasm I often see between modern American and British history writingand Young “Adam Makos immerses you in a story so crisp that you’ll forget you’re reading a bookA w **I received a complimentary ARC through the generosity of the publisher, Random House and Goodreads First Reads**The Korean War is mainly a forgotten war lost to public consciousness It all adds to the finished productTom should have been sipping a scotch in a warm country club back home and Jesse should have been bouncing his baby daughter on his lap under a Mississippi sun 48a4f088c3



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