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A Higher Call : an Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

Author: Adam Makos; Larry Alexander
Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2014. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Berkley Caliber trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 --the American--2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German--2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler; Charlie Brown; Franz Stigler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Makos; Larry Alexander
ISBN: 9780425255735 0425255735 9780425252864 0425252868
OCLC Number: 895213270
Description: viii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A Stranger in My Own Land --
Follow the Eagles --
A Feather in the Wind --
Fire free --
The Desert Amusement Park --
The Stars of Africa --
The Homecoming --
Welcome to Olympus --
The Unseen Hand --
The Berlin Bear --
The Farm Boy --
The Quiet Ones --
The Lives of Nine --
The Boxer --
A Higher Call --
The Third Pilot --
Pride --
Stick Close to Me --
The Downfall --
The Flying Sanatorium --
We Are the Air Force --
The Squadron of Experts --
The Last of the German Fighter Pilots --
Where Bombs Had Fallen --
Was It Worth It?
Responsibility: Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.

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This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies over wartime Germany on 21 December 1943 --the American--2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17--and the German--2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.

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