A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War

by Adam Makos

Biography / Autobiography History

A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War Synopsis

Five days before Christmas 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. Suddenly a German Messerschmitt fighter pulled up on the bomber's tail - the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber with the squeeze of a trigger. This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day - the American - 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown and the German - 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler.

A Higher Call The Incredible True Story of Heroism and Chivalry During the Second World War Press Reviews

Well worth reading... A Higher Call pounds along with the all-action rhythm its genre seems to demand, but still manages to rescue the idea of German chivalry from cliche... A Higher Call is deeply felt by its author and deeply affecting to read. Apparently humans react more sentimentally to films and books consumed on aeroplanes than on the ground. I read this at 30,000ft... but I suspect it would have ambushed my emotions anywhere. --Giles Whittle, The Times

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ISBN: 9781782392569
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782392569
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: Adam Makos
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,
Categories: Second World War, Air forces & warfare, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Adam Makos

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian and editor of the military magazine, Valor. Makos has interviewed countless veterans from the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. In 2008 Makos travelled 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 ...

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