Friday, October 30, 4-5:30 pm - Book Signing with Adam Makos and Tom Hudner
Join us on Friday, October 30, 4-5:30 pm for a "meet and greet" and book signing with Adam Makos, author of Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice and Concordian Tom Hudner, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient recently honored during a ceremony at the Old North Bridge. Mr. Hudner is one half of the Navy's most famous aviator duo, and a hero of this book.
Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and editor of the military magazine 'Valor.' In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. In pursuit of a story, Makos has met with Presidents, had tea with Prince Charles, and led an expedition into North Korea in search of the remains of an MIA American aviator. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call.
Join us for a "meet and greet" and book signing!
Devotion tells the inspirational story of the Navy’s most famous aviator duo: Tom Hudner, a white, blue-blooded New Englander, and Jesse Brown, an African-American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi. The heir to a grocery store empire, Tom passed up Harvard to fly 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 pilot.
Barely a year after Truman ordered the desegregation of the military, the unlikely pair joined forces as wingmen in Squadron 32. While much of America remained in the grip of Jim Crow, Jesse and Tom flew above the fray as brothers in arms, engaging in dive-bombing runs over North Korean territory.
As the fury of the fighting escalates, Tom and Jesse fly guns blazing into waves of Communist troops to defend a group of Marines. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in burning wreckage, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt one of history’s most audacious one-man rescue missions.