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The Resource Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice, Adam Makos

Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice, Adam Makos

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Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice
Title
Devotion
Title remainder
an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice
Statement of responsibility
Adam Makos
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
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provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Makos, Adam
Dewey number
951.904248
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS920.2.U5
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hudner, Thomas J
  • Brown, Jesse Leroy
  • Corsair (Fighter plane)
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Fighter pilots
Label
Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice, Adam Makos
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn899151745
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780804176583
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899151745
  • (Sirsi) a1857698
Label
Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice, Adam Makos
Publication
Control code
ocn899151745
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780804176583
System control number
  • (OCoLC)899151745
  • (Sirsi) a1857698

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