Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

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by Peter Collier
     
 

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On October 25, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United States’ highest military decoration, and both he and Sergeant Leroy Petry (the second inductee) rightly take their place in the pages of this third edition of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of

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On October 25, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United States’ highest military decoration, and both he and Sergeant Leroy Petry (the second inductee) rightly take their place in the pages of this third edition of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. The book includes 144 contemporary portraits of recipients by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiles by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. First published on Veterans Day 2003, this New York Times bestseller has now been updated and augmented to include new essays plus:

• Letters from all living presidents • A foreword by Brian Williams • Profiles of Sergeant Giunta and Sergeant Petry

There are also essays by Tom Brokaw, Senator John McCain, and Victor Davis Hanson, and a multimedia DVD with historic footage and recipients’ first-person reflections. The Medal of Honor recipients in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, serving in every branch of the armed services.

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Editorial Reviews

The Weekly Standard
“Impressive and moving.”-The Weekly Standard
Reader's Digest
“These stories of courage under fire inspire awe and gratitude.”-Reader’s Digest
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“These stories of courage under fire inspire awe and gratitude.”-Reader’s Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579654627
Publisher:
Artisan
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Edition description:
Third edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
258,109
Product dimensions:
10.22(w) x 11.38(h) x 1.23(d)

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“You’ll be awed not only by their courage, but by the country that produced such men.”-Senator John McCain

“They make me laugh, make me cry, and, most of all, make me proud that we’re fellow citizens.”-Tom Brokaw

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