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Author : Adam Makos
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 481 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2015-10-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780804176590

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • From America’s “forgotten war” in Korea comes an unforgettable tale of courage by the author of A Higher Call. “In the spirit of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes Devotion.”—Associated Press • “Aerial drama at its best—fast, powerful, and moving.”—Erik Larson Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviation 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 conflict that no one expected: the Korean War. 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?


Author : Patti Smith
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 106 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2017-01-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780300218626

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"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

A Higher Call

Author : Adam Makos,Larry Alexander
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2012-12-19
Category : History
ISBN : 9781101618950

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.”—CNN • “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”—USA Today • “Oh, it’s a good one!”—Fox News A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times bestseller by the author of Spearhead. December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew 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.” The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of 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 the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever.

Ancilla Pietatis: or the hand-maid to private devotion: presenting a manuall to her mistresse, furnished with instructions, hymns and prayers ... The sixth edition ... augmented

Author : Daniel FEATLEY
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 826 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 1647
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BL:A0020294930

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Ancilla Pietatis: or the hand-maid to private devotion: presenting a manuall to her mistresse, furnished with instructions, hymns and prayers ... The sixth edition ... augmented by Daniel FEATLEY Pdf

Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Author : Mary Frances Lester
Publisher : TAN Books
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2012-12-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781505103670

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a powerful little booklet filled with many of the treasures to be found in the veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Besides containing an explanation of the symbolism found within the Image of the Sacred Heart, it also includes explanations of the 9 First Fridays devotion, known as The Great Promise, the miraculous cure of St. Gemma Galgani as well as many profound exhortations to offer reparation to the Sacred Heart. Authoritative and moving, Our Lord instituted this devotion Himself, saying: " I set neither limit nore measure to My gifts of grace for those who seek them in My heart."

The Christian's Daily Guide, Or Parochial Manual of Instruction and Devotion. By the Editor of “the Churchman's Guide to Faith and Piety.” [The Preface Signed: R. B., I.e. Robert Brett.]

Author : R. B.
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 44 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 1863
Category : Electronic
ISBN : BL:A0026654944

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The Christian's Daily Guide, Or Parochial Manual of Instruction and Devotion. By the Editor of “the Churchman's Guide to Faith and Piety.” [The Preface Signed: R. B., I.e. Robert Brett.] by R. B. Pdf

The Devotion and Promotion of Stigmatics in Europe, c. 1800–1950

Author : Tine Van Osselaer,Andrea Graus,Leonardo Rossi,Kristof Smeyers
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 486 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2020-10-12
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9789004439351

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The Devotion and Promotion of Stigmatics in Europe, c. 1800–1950 by Tine Van Osselaer,Andrea Graus,Leonardo Rossi,Kristof Smeyers Pdf

In the nineteenth century a new type of mystic emerged in Catholic Europe. While cases of stigmatisation had been reported since the thirteenth century, this era witnessed the development of the ‘stigmatic’: young women who attracted widespread interest thanks to the appearance of physical stigmata. To understand the popularity of these stigmatics we need to regard them as the ‘saints’ and religious ‘celebrities’ of their time. With their ‘miraculous’ bodies, they fit contemporary popular ideas (if not necessarily those of the Church) of what sanctity was. As knowledge about them spread via modern media and their fame became marketable, they developed into religious ‘celebrities’.

True Devotion

Author : Dee Henderson
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2011-02-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781414355320

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Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe “Bear” Baker can't ask her to accept that risk again—even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband's death is back; closer than either of them realize. Kelly is in danger, and Joe may not get there in time. Uncommon Heroes: Welcome to a world where friendships go deep, loyalties stand strong, and uncommon heroes perform the toughest jobs in the world. Dee Henderson's military romance series provides a detailed passage into the world of the military and homeland heroes, and those they love.


Author : Hannah Kent
Publisher : Picador
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2023-05-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1509863885

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Devotion by Hannah Kent Pdf

'A glorious love story' - Sarah Winman, author of Still Life Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award A stunning story about the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love, with a breathtaking twist, from the bestselling author of Burial Rites, Hannah Kent. Hanne and Thea's friendship is a miracle. Before, Hanne always felt apart from the local girls, but with Thea it all came easy. Suddenly she could imagine a future for herself, a happy one, by Thea's side. But when their tight-knit community embarks on a long and brutal journey to Australia, in search of new freedoms on old land, Hanne and Thea's bond must find a way to survive the most impossible devastation. Will their love prove too strong for even Nature to break? 'Extraordinarily daring . . . a remarkable novel, an almost visionary celebration of the death-defying power of the women's love' - Sunday Times, Historical Fiction Book of the Month 'Exquisite . . . it's taken root in my heart' - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Mercies 'So beautiful and so raw . . . Devotion is impossibly good' - Evie Wyld, author of The Bass Rock