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

Adam Makos

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 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? Praise for Devotion "Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and moving account."-USA Today "An inspiring tale . . . portrayed by Makos in sh

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 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? Praise for Devotion "Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and moving account."-USA Today "An inspiring tale . . . portrayed by Makos in sh
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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 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? Praise for Devotion "Riveting . . . a meticulously researched and moving account."-USA Today "An inspiring tale . . . portrayed by Makos in sh

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman

Length:

14h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:58


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

39:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

38:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

33:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

35:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

32:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

31:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

15:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:34


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:53


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

28:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:41