The Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor

A History of Service Above and Beyond

Book - 2014
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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.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN :, Zenith Press,, [2014]
Edition: New edition.
ISBN: 9780760346242
0760346240
Branch Call Number: 355.1342 Medal
Characteristics: 304 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Boston Publishing Company
Alternative Title: Above & beyond.

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Jul 18, 2015

an interesting subject, very well done. many historical photos and easy to read

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