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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat 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, a white New Englander from the country-club scene, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi. Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot to defend 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. Then comes the war no one expected, in faraway Korea.
Devotion brings us into the foxholes with U.S. Marines and soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalates, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, to save a Marine division cornered at the Chosin Reservoir and outnumbered ten to one. 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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  • Fred Shaw

    Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice.My thoughts on this book are rather long, because of the emotions that it has stirred in me: Pride of the fighting men, grief for their lo...

  • Pamela

    ***** FIVE STARS OF PROFOUND EXCELLENCE ***** Historically enthralling and biographically compelling. Far and above, Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice is the best book I'v...

  • Sweetwilliam

    Another winner by Adam Makos. I enjoyed Spearhead so much that I downloaded every book I could find by the same author. Devotion was the third of four books by Makos that I read back-to-back. Once aga...

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  • Liberty

    I shed tears through the entire book. Such nobility and bravery makes one proud to be a part of the greatest country in the world. Adam Makos is one of my favorite modern authors. He takes history and...

  • ben

    Look out and there's an even better military aviation/history book in town!This book follows the world's "forgotten war" in Korea and balances fascinating history, firsthand accounts, real life char...

  • Mike

    What an excellent book, 4 Stars for this riveting flying story. You can put yourself into the cockpit with Tom Hudner or Jesse Brown, caught between the sheer thrill of flying a fighter and the tensio...

  • Alan

    I was engaged in finishing a fine book of historical fiction set during the closing months of the American Civil War when "Devotion" appeared in my mail box. It sat on my book shelf unopened for at le...

  • Pramodya

    Please excuse me on my not so very organised review as I've been crying my eyes out for the last 10 minutes...I have come to a conclusion. I will read ANYTHING written by this man. Adam Makos is an in...

  • Paul

    The story of fighter pilots flying ground support missions in Korea during “the forgotten war,” the story is really about two unlikely friends and a great sacrifice. A New Englander whose father w...

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