Devotion by Adam Makos

"Devotion" with Captain Thomas Hudner autograph

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  • To coincide with the film version of Devotion, being released by Sony Pictures in 2022, we will be making available for sale a limited-number of Devotion hardback books that were autographed by Medal of Honor recipient Tom Hudner in 2015.

    To be notified when these are available for sale, join our wait list by emailing us at: staff@valorstudios.com

  • 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?

  • CAPTAIN TOM HUDNER (Medal of Honor)
    A graduate of the Naval Academy, Tom flew combat missions with VF-32 in the fall of 1950. Despite being previously warned to avoid any “Hollywood rescue heroics,” Tom crash-landed his F4U to try to save his wingman, Jesse Brown, just one day after the moment shown in "Off to the Chosin." For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1951. In 2013, Tom returned to North Korea on a mission to find Jesse's remains. While he was unable to visit the Chosin Reservoir area, his visit impressed Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who ordered his military to "find Jesse Brown."

  • Listen to author Adam Makos describe Devotion in the below interview with Kirkus TV: 


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