A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II Audio CD – Audiobook, 15 Mar 2013
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"From the horrors of the most savage war in history emerges this beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies. Simply told, splendid and well worth the read."--Joe Galloway, coauthor of the #1" New York Times" bestseller "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"
"This book grips you like a movie. It's part "Top Gun," part "Valkyrie," and more!"--Marcus Brotherton, author of the "New York Times" bestseller" We Who Are Alive and Remain"
"It is often said that 'war is hell'--and it is--however, this story reveals how the human spirit can shine in the darkest hours. "A Higher Call "is an eye-opener."--Colonel Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman, WWII
"Can good men be found on both sides of a bad war?' The author asks the question and delivers the answer. A powerful, haunting read."--Chuck Tatum, author of "Red Blood, Black Sand "
From the horrors of the most savage war in history emerges this beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies. Simply told, splendid and well worth the read. Joe Galloway, coauthor of the #1" New York Times" bestseller "We Were Soldiers Once...and Young"
This book grips you like a movie. It s part "Top Gun," part "Valkyrie," and more! Marcus Brotherton, author of the "New York Times" bestseller" We Who Are Alive and Remain"
It is often said that war is hell and it is however, this story reveals how the human spirit can shine in the darkest hours. "A Higher Call "is an eye-opener. Colonel Charles McGee, Tuskegee Airman, WWII
Can good men be found on both sides of a bad war? The author asks the question and delivers the answer. A powerful, haunting read. Chuck Tatum, author of "Red Blood, Black Sand "" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and author of the book" Voices of the Pacific." In his fifteen years of work in the military field, Makos has interviewed countless veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force, and was one of the few journalists privileged to examine Air Force One with its pilots. The high point of his work occurred in 2008, when Makos traveled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army Special Forces on their hunt for Al Qaeda terrorists.
Larry Alexander is the author of the" New York Times "bestselling biography "Biggest Brother: The Life of Major Dick Winters," " the Man Who Led the Band of Brothers." He is also the author of "Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II "and" In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company s Battlefields" with Sgt. Forrest Guth. Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the "Intelligencer Journal "in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for nearly twenty years and has won numerous state-level awards for excellence in journalism." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Of particular interest is the "audience" with Hitler himself, where on his return the pilot declared "The man is a raving lunatic!"
I can thoroughly recommend to anyone with an interest in WW II history and flying in particular.
I would recommend to any WW2 aviation enthusiast.
During the first half of WW1, there was a recognition on both sides that normal rules of chivalry would apply, and they did. A pilot who was seen to be injured was allowed by his opponents to attempt to safely return to his base and was sometimes escorted by his enemy almost to his destination to prevent further attacks. Subsequently, these rules were abandoned and they were largely forgotten during WW2. However, this book is about one exception to these rules and as a result a heavily damaged US bomber was allowed to return to its British base.
Post-war and then as old men, the two pilots attempted to find each other and to exchange their stories. This slightly parallels the post-War friendship of the German fighter ace, Adoph Gallandt, and the British legless flyer, Douglas Bader.
As an an impartial view of both opponents' actions and policies, it deserves to be read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This expertly written true story of Second World War flying is more than just a page-turner. It keeps the reader on the edge of his/her seat while at the same time up-ending... Read morePublished 25 days ago by David J. Boggis
Fantastic read and well researched and written.
Read it less than a year ago and so far have bought 12 copies as presents for my buddies on birthdays etc.
A fantastic account of 2 different men and crews, and how fate made them meet in the sky in such incredible circumstances. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bob
Probably the best WWII documentary story I've ever read. Great strory and well written. Never a dull moment, and a great trubute to Charlie and Franz. Read morePublished 3 months ago by B. A. Watt
"A Higher Call: The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War" by Adam Makos centers on an incredible incident between a German fighter and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Basileus
An incredible story of bravery and endurance by two men on opposing sides in world war 2 and how their lives converge. A superb read and written beautifully by Adam Makos. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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