9781579654627

Medal of Honor

  • ISBN 13:

    9781579654627

  • ISBN 10:

    1579654622

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/11/2011
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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Summary

On November 16, 2010, Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta became the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the United States'¬" highest military decoration,and he rightly takes his place in the pages of this third edition of Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. There are only 84 living recipients ofthis highest decoration for valor, and in this acclaimed book each is captured with a contemporary portrait by award-winning photographer Nick del Calzo and profiledin moving text by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. First published on Veterans Day 2003 to glowing reviews, energetic crosscountry events, fantastic sales that generated 13 printings, and instant national bestsellerstatus,  Medal of Honor has now been updated and augmented to include new essays plus: '¬¢ Letters from all living presidents'¬¢ A foreword by Brian Williams'¬¢ A profile and portrait of Sergeant Giunta There are also essays by Tom Brokaw, Senator John McCain, and Victor Davis Hanson, and a multimedia DVD with historic footage and first-person reflections of these valiant men'¬"s ultimate acts of courage. 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, and here is their ultimate record.

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