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|Title: Beyond Valor|
By: Jon Erwin
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW0216833
A miraculous true story of a soldier's unspeakable heroism, a teenage woman's unfailing love, and the faith that secured them all.
On April 12, 1945, as a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan, disaster struck: a phosphorous bomb detonated inside one of the planes. Staff Sergeant Henry E. "Red" Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorous and threw overboard the still-flaming bomb, then collapsed from the third-degree burns over much of his body.
Erwin's plane diverted to a military hospital to try to save him, and President Truman ordered Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor. General Curtis LeMay ordered a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal of honor before Erwin died.
Meanwhile, a courageous teenage bride set out on her own mission, one of against-all-odds healing. Her mission's success would mean an entirely new destiny for the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author, Jon Erwin. For Love and Honor is an extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion.
Jon Erwin, the grandson of Medal of Honor recipient Henry E. Erwin is, along with his brother Andrew, an American film director and producer. They are among only eight directors to receive the incredibly rare A+ Cinemascore not once but twice, joining a list that includes Stephen Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis. Their film I Can Only Imagine was the number one independent movie of 2018. The brothers have a multi-year film and TV deal at LIONSGATE and are developing For Love and Honor into a major motion picture.
William Doyle is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of ten nonfiction books, and has produced TV shows for HBO, the History Channel, and PBS. He is coauthor with Chris Kyle of American Gun and, with Dick Couch, of Navy SEALs. He is also author of the highly acclaimed 2015 book PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy. Doyle is a Fulbright Scholar and the son of a US Army combat veteran who served in the Pacific theater during World War II.