"A Higher Call" first printing with autographed bookplate
- ABOUT THE BOOK
- BONUS CONTENT
Held back since 2012, we are now releasing a small number of ultra-rare first printings of the beloved international bestselling book A Higher Call, written by Valor Studios co-founder Adam Makos.
Each hardback includes an exclusively designed bookplate autographed in marker by Adam and two WWII pilots turned technical advisors who helped with the book:
- "Bless 'Em All" B-17 pilot John Noack, 306th Bomb Group, who survived the infamous October 14, 1943 “Black Thursday” Second Schweinfurt Mission where his top turret gunner and radio operator were both seriously wounded and his plane shot “full of too many holes to count.”
- Luftwaffe Bf 109 and Me 262 night fighter pilot Jorg Czypionka, JG-300/NJG-11. As the war neared its end, Jorg flew his jet off the autobahns near the Danish border until his squadron turned their aircraft over to the British. After the war, he became a textile engineer and started a new life in America.
Includes a COA // shipping added in checkout // ships bubble wrapped & boxed
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.
The bonus videos and other content mentioned in A Higher Call can be viewed here: www.AdamMakos.com/a-higher-call-book.html