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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Brotherhood and Sacrifice

Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Brotherhood and Sacrifice (Paperback, Main)

By Makos, Adam

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Devotion is the gripping story of the US Navy's most famous aviator duo - Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Jesse Brown, a black sharecropper's son from Mississippi. Against all odds, Jesse beat back racism to become the Navy's first black aviator. Against all ...expectations, Tom passed up a free ride at Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Barely a year after President Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, the two became wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32 and went on to fight side-by-side in the Korean War. In the war's climatic battle at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse flew headlong into waves of troops in order to defend an entire division of Marines trapped on a frozen lake. Jesse was shot down and pinned in the burning wreckage of his fighter. Tom then faced an unthinkable choice - to see his friend burn to death or to go down in a blaze of glory, flouting the rules to crash-land behind enemy lines and save Jesse - or die trying. The question was crueller than the freezing wind: How far will you go to save a friend?
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ISBN 9781782395775
Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9781782395775
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 27 Jul 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Makos, Adam
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 951.9042480922
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade