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Medal of Honor : portraits of valor beyond the call of duty

Author: Peter Collier; Nick Del Calzo; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Artisan, ©2003.
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Since the Civil War more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. Each of their heroic actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Collier; Nick Del Calzo; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
ISBN: 1579652409 9781579652401
OCLC Number: 52347641
Description: xviii, 253 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Foreword / President George H. W. Bush --
Special category of hero / Tom Borkaw --
Ennobled by example / Senator John McCain --
Photographer's note --
Authors note --
Profiles of valor --
History of a unique medal --
Pyramid of honor --
Glossary of military terms --
Military ground unit sizes --
Military rank structure --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: text, Peter Collier ; photographs, Nick Del Calzo ; foreword, President George H.W. Bush ; essays, Senator John McCain and Tom Brokaw ; [published in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation].
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Since the Civil War more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. Each of their heroic actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted by best-selling author Peter Collier and presented in duotone portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo.

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