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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, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Profiles one hundred fourty-four men whose bravery during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the War on Terror earned them the Congressional Medal of Honor; and includes DVD.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Videorecording
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Collier; Nick Del Calzo; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
ISBN: 9781579654627 1579654622
OCLC Number: 712124011
Notes: Includes index.
Performer(s): DVD hosted by Brian Williams.
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Foreword / Brian Williams --
Messages from the presidents / Barack Obama, George W. Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter --
From the Civil War to today : a 150-year history --
Fallen heroes --
Portraits of valor. World War II --
Korean War --
Vietnam War --
War on Terror --
Honoring Unknown Soldiers.
Responsibility: foreword, Brian Williams ; essays, Tom Brokaw, Victor Davis Hanson, Senator John McCain ; photographs, Nick Del Calzo ; text, Peter Collier ; [published in collaboration with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation].

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These stories of courage under fire inspire awe and gratitude. -<i>Reader s Digest</i>"

 
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