A Higher Call

An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II

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Publisher Description

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER: “Beautifully told.”—CNN • “A remarkable story...worth retelling and celebrating.”—USA Today • “Oh, it’s a good one!”—Fox News
 
A “beautiful story of a brotherhood between enemies” emerges from the horrors of World War II in this New York Times bestseller by the author of Spearhead

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2012
December 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
12.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Uncletater81 ,

Amazing!

It has been years since I have finished a book I start. Life always seems to get in the way and the book is literally put on the back shelf. Not this one however. I was gripped by the men in this book and the lives they lived. I was emotional thinking about the stories my grandfather told in vague clips about his time as a B-17 belly gunner. This book brought those stories to life and gave me a much greater appreciation for all service members.

Ravash ,

Pure gold

Amazing insight into the inner workings of the Luftwaffe. Easy read and hard to put the book down. I learned more about WW2 and the German Air Force than I would have ever wished for!

iamerica22 ,

Amazing story

So glad I finished reading this book! Oh, I absolutely loved it. One of the greatest physicians I ever worked with recommended it. This is such a special story. It truly gives a great look into the minds and lives of the pilots on both sides.

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