Out of the Old Rock

Out of the Old Rock is a collection of character studies made by J. Frank Dobie over the course of his writing career.  After his death, his widow fulfilled his request that the best be turned into a book.

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Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

Devotion is the kind of book that makes you rethink your impression of nonfiction.  Makos crafts his incredible story in a way that builds tension and suspension. I found myself inspired and humbled throughout every single page.  The story of Tom Hudner and Jesse Brown is incredible in itself, but Makos is as good as Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit, Unbroken) at writing something that seems resonant, unbelievable, and inspiring all at the same time.