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Devotion: an epic story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice

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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
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subject_facet African American fighter pilots -- Biography, Brown, Jesse Leroy, Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography, Hudner, Tom, -- 1924-, Interracial friendship, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir, Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States -- Biography, Rescues -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir -- History -- 20th century, United States. -- Navy -- African Americans -- Biography, United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Biography
title_display Devotion : an epic story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice
title_full Devotion : an epic story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice / Adam Makos, Devotion An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
title_short Devotion :
title_sub an epic story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice
topic_facet African American fighter pilots, African Americans, Biography & Autobiography, Brown, Jesse Leroy, Campaigns, Fighter pilots, History, Hudner, Tom, Interracial friendship, Korean War, 1950-1953, Military, Nonfiction, Officers, Rescues, Transportation