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Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Zenith Press
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.50 (inches)|
A comprehensive history of America's highest award for military valor.
The Medal of Honor chronicles the creation, evolution, and awarding of the Medal, from the battlefields of the Civil War to the jungles of Vietnam, through a wealth of illustrations and hundreds of authoritative, action-filled accounts of heroism in America's conflicts. This wonderfully detailed and beautifully designed history book puts the Medal and its recipients into the context of their times, with brief and accessible introductions explaining each war and conflict for which the Medal was awarded. It also includes photo essays, intriguing stories of the Medal's sometimes quirky personalities, effects on surviving recipients, and the Medal's preeminent place in the American story. Whether you're an avid reader on the history of the Medal of Honor or simply intrigued by its place in our history, you're certain to want to flip through the pages of The Medal of Honor again and again.
"It is more difficult to wear the Medal of Honor than to receive it. I now represent men and women who have done far more than me, sacrificed far more than me. It is a huge responsibility to represent them."
?"Sal Giunta, US Army (Medal of Honor recipient, Afghanistan)
"The Medal of Honor is a well-written and well-illustrated account of the nation's highest award for valor. In an appendix listing all recipients, the 1985 edition included a breakdown of the number of medals that have been awarded, broken down by conflict and service." - The Journal of America's Military Past
"Editors of the Boston Publishing Company have produced a book worthy of these recipients. The Medal of Honor is a coffee table book with full color embossed Medals of Honor on the cover. The book can serve as a primary reference - due to its attention to detail and its excellent writing - it is as well at home on an officer's desk as it is on a teacher's desk as it is on the family coffee table." - Travel for Aircraft
"Civil War readers will be especially interested in this book since the Civil War inspired President Abraham Lincoln to create and standardize a major military decoration for uncommon valor. The book includes the Confederate equivalent of the Medal of Honor and features both naval and land military actions. Educators will be attracted to it because the book highlights many personality traits valuable in character development programs. With potential for additional military action always on the horizon, any citizen will appreciate how this book emphasizes the qualities the military services recognize and encourage as they defend freedom and democracy." - CivilWarNews.com
"... editors respectfully present the fascinating history of the medal from its creation during the Civil War to today, including numerous colorful vignettes abut its heroic recipients. This book is also a fitting tribute to countless American military personnel who have sacrificed so much with or without medal recognition." - Military Officer
"This volume is special because it tells the story of the Medal of Honor. It's not about individuals; it's a beautifully told story of our country's history as seen through the eyes of those who have fought her wars. The history of the medal teaches all of us that service before self' has long been a credo of ordinary Americans both in and out of uniform.
The Medal of Honor is a constant reminder of the magnificent men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States of America and sacrificed so much for all of us. The least we can do in return is to commit to live out our lives in a manner worthy of those sacrifices."
-Paul Bucha, US Army (Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam)
"The Medal of Honor is proof that ordinary men and women have within them the potential to challenge fate and literally change the course of history. It only requires the courage to try."
-Tom Hudner, US Navy (Medal of Honor recipient, Korea)
Lashon Campbell, USN Veteran5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing bookDecember 23, 2014Lashon Campbell, USN VeteranQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Just had the pleasure of reading Medal of honor from start to finish. I was fascinated about the history of the Medal of Honor and I feel a great deal of PRIDE for all of the recipients. I know you will react with pride for country and respect that will linger way after you finish reading it. I also would encourage parents to purchase this book and teach their kids first hand about these heroes.
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