A Higher Call by Adam Makos

On December 20th, 1943, in the skies above war-torn Europe, two enemies – an American B-17 pilot and a veteran German fighter ace – met in what became one of World War II’s most unusual encounters. The little-known true story of the fighter ace who showed mercy to his adversary by escorting the severely damaged B-17 to safety has been upheld by military historians as a testament to the valor, courage, and honor of a bygone time. Now, esteemed military journalist Adam Makos presents this remarkable tale to a mainstream audience in: A HIGHER CALL: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II (Penguin’s Berkley-Caliber: December 19, 2012: $26.95; Hardcover). Makos, the editor of the military magazine, Valor, offers a vivid portrayal of the lives and careers of two airmen of opposing nations —the American, 2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a twenty-one year old farm boy from West Virginia—and the German, 2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria.


About Adam Makos

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.

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Duration: Dec 14, 2012-Jan 20, 2013