The Medal of Honor: A History of Service Above and Beyond
This book tells the epic story of the Medal of Honor’s long and storied history. It follows the creation, evolution, and awarding of the medal from the battlefields of the Civil War and World War II to the jungles of Vietnam and the deserts of the Middle East through photographs, illustrations, and authoritative, action-filled accounts of heroism.
Updated from its original edition, titled Above and Beyond, with new stories, photography, and a complete list of the more than 3,400 medal recipients, this book brings the award’s history up to the present for a new generation of readers as well as for those already familiar with the medal’s past. It presents the historical context for each conflict for which the medal was awarded; recounts the stories of many of the acts of valor that have earned it; and examines the medal’s place in the American story.
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