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Makos, Adam

Overview
Works: 17 works in 71 publications in 7 languages and 4,054 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D785, 940.54443092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Makos
A higher call by Adam Makos( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 --the American--2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German--2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II
Devotion : an epic story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice by Adam Makos( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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?"--Provided by publisher
A higher call : [an incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II] by Adam Makos( Recording )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day--the American, Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German, Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions during the war. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever
Voices of the Pacific : untold stories from the Marine heroes of World War II by Adam Makos( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum--whose exploits were featured in the HBO mini-series The Pacific--and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division. These Marines trace the action from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, to their return home after V-J Day. With unflinching honesty, these men 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, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice"--Amazon.com
Devotion an epic story of heroism, friendship and sacrifice by Adam Makos( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Voices of the Pacific untold stories from the Marine heroes of World War II by Adam Makos( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum
Devotion : an epic story of heroism, brotherhood, and sacrifice by Adam Makos( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The incredible true story of heroism and chivalry during the Second World War by Adam Makos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title tells the story of two fighter pilots, an American and a German, whose remarkable encounter during World War II became the stuff of legend
An incredible true story of combat and chivalry in the war-torn skies of World War II by Adam Makos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the true story of two World War II airmen, one American and one German, who put aside the conflict and helped each other to safety in the wake of a damaged aircraft and describes their meeting again forty-seven years later
L'honneur avant tout by Adam Makos( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Az Óceán Hangjai by Adam Makos( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Hungarian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum--whose exploits were featured in the HBO mini-series The Pacific--and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division. These Marines trace the action from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, to their return home after V-J Day. With unflinching honesty, these men 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, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice"-- amazon.com description of English language edition
A Higher Call An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-torn Skies of World War II by Adam Makos( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four days before Christmas in 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a twenty-one-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail-a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day-the American-Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17-and the German-Second Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II. A Higher Call follows both Charlie and Franz's harrowing missions. Charlie would face takeoffs in English fog over the flaming wreckage of his buddies' planes, flak bursts so close they would light his cockpit, and packs of enemy fighters that would circle his plane like sharks. Franz would face sandstorms in the desert, a crash alone at sea, and the spectacle of one thousand bombers, each with eleven guns, waiting for his attack. Ultimately, Charlie and Franz would stare across the frozen skies at one another. What happened between them, the American Eighth Air Force would later classify as top secret. It was an act that Franz could never mention without facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search for one another, a last mission that could change their lives forever
Rycerze wojennego nieba : niebywała autentyczna historia dwóch pilotów i walk w przestworzach podczas drugiej wojny światowej by Adam Makos( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felettünk a csillagos ég by Adam Makos( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devotion by Adam Makos( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A higher call : the incredible true story of heroism and chivalry during the Second World War by Adam Makos( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Taiping Yang zhi sheng : Er zhan Mei jun Taiping Yang dao yu deng lu zuo zhan ji shi by Adam Makos( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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