"Devotion" with John Parkinson autographed bookplate
- ABOUT THE BOOK
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
We have the best-selling book Devotion available with a bookplate designed exclusively for Valor Studios that has been hand-autographed by Chosin Few Marine & Silver Star recipient John "Red" Parkinson, who is a character inside, and bestselling author Adam Makos. Each paperback has the signed bookplate mounted inside.
Includes a COA // shipping added in checkout // ships bubble wrapped & boxed
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.
Devotion takes us soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with 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?
SGT. JOHN "RED" PARKINSON
John "Red" Parkinson joined the Marines at age 19 to "see the world." He was one of the Fleet Marines deployed to the Mediterranean when the Korean War broke out. Red's unit became part of the legendary 1st Marine Division and fought from the liberation of Seoul through the Chosin Reservoir battle where Red witnessed the pilots of VF-32 in action. For his heroics in the Korean War, Red would receive the Silver Star and Purple Heart.
- Listen to author Adam Makos describe Devotion in the below interview with Kirkus TV: