On My Nightstand: A dazzling look at the waning days of the Nazis and World War II
a higher call by Adam Makos
In ‘A Higher Call’, Adam Makos describes a freakish incident in the last days of the War in 1945. The War was over, even the Germans admitted that. A last sortie of American B17s had made a devastating run over Bremen and one of the bombers had lost its way back with barely enough fuel to make it. A German fighter pilot, Stigler, an ace with 34 kills, attacks the American straggler and practically demolishes the bomber with gunfire, killing half of the crew. Then he concludes this is his last wrongful act. He flies up close to the pilot, Charlie Brown, and guides him to the correct course for England. And they make it.
Decades go by and both main players wonder about the conclusion of this interlude. The rest of the book unfolds in a very dazzling and satisfying manner and reveals noble behaviors on both sides of the main conflict. This book is a great picture of the waning days of the Nazis and the motives of the major players on both sides.
Marilyn Anne Nicholas Dupuis