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              Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
                

              Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Makos, Adam; Brotherton, Marcus

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              A firsthand chronicle of United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack, through battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific... War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found--and lost--and the aftermath of the war's impact on their lives. With unprecedented access to the veterans, rare photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum--whose exploits were featured in the HBO(R) miniseries, The Pacific --and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division. Includes rare photos!
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              ISBN 9780425257838
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War Torn Skies of World War II
                

              A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War Torn Skies of World War II (Hardback)

              By Alexander, Larry; Makos, Adam

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              The true story of two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on December 21, 1943: an American--2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17, and a German--2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot... from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.
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              ISBN 9780425252864
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2013
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A Higher Call: The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry during the Second World War

              A Higher Call: The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry during the Second World War (Paperback, Main)

              By Makos, Adam

              • RRP: $28.99
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              This instant Sunday Times bestseller tells the story of two fighter pilots, an American and a German, whose remarkable encounter during World War II became the stuff of legend

              ISBN 9781782392569
              Released NZ 23 Apr 2014
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II

              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II (Hardback, Main)

              By Makos, Adam

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              From the author of the Sunday Times top 5 bestseller comes the remarkable story of an unsung hero of World War II.

              ISBN 9781782395782
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II
               

              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy and a Collision of Lives in World War II (Paperback, Main)

              By Makos, Adam

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              From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the riveting World War II story of an American tank gunner's journey into the heart of the Third Reich.

              ISBN 9781782395812
              Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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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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              The new book from the author of A Higher Call (a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller) tells the overwhelming true story of the most incredible rescue mission you will ever read.

              ISBN 9781782395775
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
              Publisher Atlantic Books
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              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
                

              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Makos, Adam; Read by Hoffman, Dominic

              • RRP: $125.50
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              For readers of Unbroken, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers comes a pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching tale of bravery and brotherhood set against the backdrop of America's forgotten war in Korea--from 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, blue-blooded New Englander, and Ensign Jesse Brown, an African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi. The heir to a Massachusetts grocery store empire, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighter planes for his country. Jesse, fascinated by aircraft since childhood, defied the odds--and the prejudices of his time--to become the Navy's first black carrier pilot. Barely a year after President Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, the unlikely pair joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. While much of America remained in the grip of the odious Jim Crow segregation laws, Jesse and Tom flew above the fray as brothers in arms. Adam Makos takes us over the sea and around the globe with these two bold young aviators as they cut their teeth at the world's most dangerous job--landing Corsair fighters on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Deployed to the Mediterranean, the two men revel in the perks of their newfound status, partying on the Riviera with millionaires and Hollywood starlets--including a young Elizabeth Taylor. While Jesse delights in a world he thought he'd never see, Tom meets the girl of his dreams. Then comes the war no one expected in far-off Korea. Devotion brings us along on white-knuckle dive-bombing runs over North Korean territory, as the pilots of Fighter Squadron 32 man the front lines of what many of them believe is the opening battle of World War III. As the fury of the fighting escalates, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, into waves of Communist troops to defend a group of Marines cornered in a hellish winter landscape. When one of the duo is shot down behin
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              ISBN 9780553545456
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2015
              Publisher Books on Tape
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              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
               

              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II (Hardback)

              By Makos, Adam

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              From the bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the untold story of a World War II tank squadron fighting from Normandy to the Rhine, where a humble gunner would meet destiny in an iconic duel. Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania... coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after.
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              ISBN 9780804176729
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Ballantine Books
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              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
               

              Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Makos, Adam

              • RRP: $42.50
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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 Jes...se 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. Devotiontakes 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 tal
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              ISBN 9780804176606
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2017
              Publisher Ballantine Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
                

              Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Makos, Adam; Read by McClain, Johnathan

              • RRP: $156.50
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              From the bestselling author of A Higher Call comes the untold story of a World War II tank squadron fighting from Normandy to the Rhine, where a humble gunner would meet destiny in an iconic duel. Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania... coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after.
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              ISBN 9781984846006
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Books on Tape
              Interest Age General Audience
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