Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty

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Artisan Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 295 pages
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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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User Review  - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing

I liked it, but I couldnt help feeling it couldve been more. While it recounts their deployments and the actions that earned them the MoH its not too personal. The storytelling isnt very personal ... Read full review

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I purchased this book as a gift but had an opportunity to read a few pages before giving it up. It is a nicely written book with many heroic stories that will keep you wanting to read more. It was ... Read full review



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About the author (2006)

Peter Collier is the author (with David Horowitz) of The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty, which was nominated for the National Book Award, as well as The Kennedys: An American Drama, The Roosevelts: An American Saga, and other books. He lives in Nevada City, CA.

Nick Del Calzo is an award-winning photographer and creator of Medal of Honor as well as The Triumphant Spirit, a book of portraits and profiles of Holocaust survivors. A former journalist and public relations executive, he lives in Colorado.

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