An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

Book - 2015
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"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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780804176583
Branch Call Number: 951.9 MAKOS
Characteristics: xv, 445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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kathrn Mar 01, 2016

One of the best books I have read. A well written and researched account. Gives enough background to develop each character for the reader. Brings to light the discrimination leveled at Jesse, and how he rose above it without compromising his honor. Recommended to anyone interested in reading about true heroes.


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