Devotion Author Adam Makos
Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S Navy’s most famous duo Lt. 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 nav’ys first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Tom and Jesse joined forces as a wingman in Fighter Squadron 32. Devotion takes us soaring overhead with the bold young aviators and into the foxholes with the Marine as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalated and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly,guns blazing,to try to save them. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines, the other embarks on one of history’s most audacious one-man rescue missions. An unforgettable story of bravery and selflessness.