A Higher Call by Adam Makos
An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

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The book is a riveting story of humanity and mercy set against the ghastly backdrop of war.
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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.



About Adam Makos

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Adam Makos is the editor of the military magazine, Valor, and a journalist who has interviewed countless U.S. veterans from WWII through present day. He lives in Denver, CO. Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-pro_le public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He lives in Washington State.
Published December 19, 2012 by Berkley. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Greg Johnson on Dec 10 2012

The book is a riveting story of humanity and mercy set against the ghastly backdrop of war.

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