Devotion (Movie Tie-In): An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Makos, Adam
Devotion (Movie Tie-In): An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice -- Adam Makos - Paperback
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Devotion (Movie Tie-In): An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice -- Adam Makos - Paperback


THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER - SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - From America's "forgotten war" in Korea comes an unforgettable tale of courage by the author of A Higher Call.

"In the spirit of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes Devotion."--Associated Press - "Aerial drama at its best--fast, powerful, and moving."--Erik Larson

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviation 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 conflict that no one expected: the Korean War.

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?

Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: 11/01/2022
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 7.92h x 5.25w x 0.98d
ISBN: 9780593722336
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