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Heroes of WW II

Heroes of WW II

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by Edward F. Murphy
This book vividly chronicles the almost 13 million who served during World War II, and their superhuman feats of selfless courage.


This book vividly chronicles the almost 13 million who served during World War II, and their superhuman feats of selfless courage.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Soldiers who won the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor are saluted here, often posthumously, in scores of capsule biographies and tales of combat. ``Almost overwhelming in its scope and its depiction of war, this chronicle challenges Americans to acknowledge a personal debt to . . . largely forgotten fighters,'' said PW. (Dec.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
It is difficult to write about the exploits of heroes without deifying them, and Murphy does not quite manage that feat. His collection of battlefield stories honors the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who won the Congressional Medal of Honor during World War II. The scope is representative rather than exhaustive--83 capsule biographies out of several hundred possibilities. But the book is somewhat more than a compendium of award citations; Murphy often discusses the postwar life of a recipient and has just enough historical text between the action episodes to hold them together. Recommended for general collections.-- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles

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Random House Publishing Group
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4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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Heroes of WW II 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very, very, good book. It was another book that I was having trouble putting down. Some of the stories are unbeliveable. I can't say enough about this book. I would buy this book again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It is written as a series of vignettes for the various CMH winners, which follows the outline of events in the Second World War. This style makes it easy to read a chapter or two, put the book down, and then come back to it a couple of days later without losing your place in the storyline. CMH winners in both theatres of operation are covered equally. The brevity of the accounts is both a strength and weakness of the book. There were several CMH winners that I could have read an entire book about. The book generally serves to whet one's appetite for more stories of these heroes. I look forward to reading more on this extraordinary subject.