The wingmen : the unlikely, unusual, unbreakable friendship between John Glenn and Ted Williams

Title The wingmen : the unlikely, unusual, unbreakable friendship between John Glenn and Ted Williams
Names Lazarus, Adam.
Book Number DB118581
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation 'It was 1953, the Korean War in full throttle, when two men-already experts in their fields-crossed the fabled 38th Parallel into Communist airspace aboard matching Panther jets. John Glenn was an ambitious operations officer with fifty-nine World War II combat missions under his belt. His wingman was Ted Williams, the two-time American League Triple Crown winner who, at the pinnacle of his career, was inexplicably recalled to active service in the United States Marine Corps. Together, the affable flier and the notoriously tempestuous left fielder soared into North Korea, creating a death-defying bond. Although, over the next half century, their contrasting lives were challenged by exhilarating highs and devastating lows, that bond would endure. Through unpublished letters, unit diaries, declassified military records, manuscripts, and new and illuminating interviews, The Wingmen reveals an epic and intimate portrait of two heroes-larger-than-life and yet ineffably human, ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. At its heart, this was a conflicted friendship that found commonality in mutual respect. Now, author Adam Lazarus sheds light on a largely forgotten chapter in these legends' lives-as singular individuals, inspiring patriots, and eventually, however improbable, profoundly close friends." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Abrams, Barry.
Local Subject History, United States - HUS
Biography - BIO
Sports - Nonfiction - SPON
War Stories - Nonfiction - WAN
History - Modern World (universal) - HWO
Asia - China & adjacent areas - 951
History of Asia, Far East - 950
Commercial Format - CF
Audience Notes Male narrator.
Unrated. Commercial Audio
LC Subject Korean War, 1950-1953 - Biography
Air pilots, Military - United States - Biography
Male friendship
Legislators - United States - Biography
Astronauts - United States - Biography
Baseball players - United States - Biography
Call Number 951.90420922 ANF
Language English
Released 2024
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2024
Original Publication Reissue of: [Prince Frederick] : HighBridge, 2023. 9781696610650
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