Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
[New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos and the late Captain Thomas J. Hudner, USN (Retired), a Medal of Honor recipient and USS Constitution Museum Overseer.]
Join New York Times bestselling author Adam Makos as he 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 University to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the Navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. During his talk, Adam will read an excerpt from his book. A reception and book signing will follow.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:00 PM – Lecture
7:00 PM – Reception & Book Signing
USS Constitution Museum | Charlestown Navy Yard
Hailed as “a masterful storyteller” by the Associated Press, Adam Makos is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Higher Call, and the critically-acclaimed Devotion. Inspired by his grandfathers’ service, Adam chronicles the stories of American veterans in his trademark fusion of intense human drama and fast-paced military action, securing his place “in the top ranks of military writers,” according to the Los Angeles Times. In the course of his research, Adam has flown a WWII bomber, accompanied a Special Forces raid in Iraq, and journeyed into North Korea in search of an MIA American airman.
Hosted & Sponsored By
USS Thomas Hudner Commissioning Committee & USS Constitution Museum
An official event of the commissioning festivities for the