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

Makos, Adam, author.


First edition.

Physical Description
xv, 445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Ghosts and Shadows -- The Lesson of a Lifetime -- Swimming with Snakes -- The Woods -- The Renaissance Man -- This Is Flying So Far, So Fast -- The Ring -- The Pond -- One for the Vultures -- A Time for Faith -- A Deadly Business -- A Knock in the Night -- The Dancing Fleet -- The Reunion -- Only in France -- The Friendly Invasion -- At First Sight -- On Waves to War -- The Longest Step -- The Last Night in America -- The Beast in the Gorge -- Into the Fog -- This Is It -- Trust -- He Might Be a Flyer -- Home -- The First Battle of World War III -- The Sky Will Be Black -- A Chill in the Night -- A Taste of the Dirt -- When the Deer Come Running -- Backs to the Wall -- A Smoke in the Cold -- The Lost Legion -- Burning the Woods -- Into Hell Together -- All the Faith in the World -- Unease -- With Deep Regret -- To the Finish -- The Gift -- The Call from the Capital -- The Message -- Afterword.

Personal Subject
Hudner, Tom, 1924-2017
Brown, Jesse Leroy.

Corporate Subject
United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. Navy -- African Americans -- Biography.

Subject Term
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- United States -- Biography.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Campaigns -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir.
Rescues -- Korea (North) -- Changjin Reservoir -- History -- 20th century.
Fighter pilots -- United States -- Biography.
African American fighter pilots -- Biography.
Interracial friendship.

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?

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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book951.9042 MAK11Nonfiction Collection
Oakdale LibraryBook951.9042 MAK11Nonfiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book951.9042 MAK11Nonfiction Collection
Stillwater Public LibraryBook951.9042 MAK11Nonfiction Collection