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Author: Nick Del Calzo,Peter Collier
ISBN13: 978-1579653149
Title: Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty
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Category: Leaders and Notable People
Publisher: Artisan; Har/DVD edition (September 14, 2006)
Pages: 320

Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty by Nick Del Calzo,Peter Collier



Library of Congress Call Number: UB433. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 35. /342 B 22. Personal Name: Collier, Peter, 1939-. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

The book and accompanying DVD highlight stories of the Medal of Honor recipients that were still living at the time of its publication. Posthumous recipients of the award are not covered. I found it amazing that all of them represent America as a socio-economic, religious, and ethnic cross section of the population. World War II, Korea and Vietnam War veterans are covered. Each story also highlights a kind of valor/bravery/self sacrifice that was not sought by the recipient.

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.

by Collier, Peter, 1939-; Del Calzo, Nick; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Publication date 2003. Since the Civil War more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. Each of their heroic actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted by best-selling author Peter Collier and presented in duotone portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo.

His book Medal of Honor: Profiles of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty (2003) profiles living recipients of the Medal. they organized a "Second Thoughts Convention" in Washington . Their book about leaving the Left and becoming its enemies, Destructive Generation (1989), was compared to Whittaker Chambers' Witness. He has served as a co-author with Horowitz on several books on American history and political science. Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty Book and Multimedia DVD with photography by Nick Del Calzo Artis (2003). Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick Encounter Books (2012).

keyAuthors: Peter Collier, Nick Del Calzo. DescriptionThe 116 (at the time of publishing) living Medal of Honor recipients fought in conflicts from World War II to Vietnam, serving in every branch of the armed services, and here is their ultimate record-the only book sponsored and endorsed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Release date2003, 2006. GenreHistory, Biography. Footwork online course. Online course for wellness and health professionals. Limited time offer 70% OFF!

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 newÊessays 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 DavisÊHanson, and a multimedia DVD with historic footage and recipientsÕ first-person reflections. 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. Библиографические данные.

The book includes 144 contemporary portraits of recipients by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiles by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier.

by Peter Collier, Nick Del Calzo (Photographer). Other authors: Tom Brokaw (Contributor), George . Bush (Foreword), Victor Davis Hanson (Contributor), John McCain (Contributor). Library descriptions. Each of their heroic actions is as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted by best-selling author Peter Collier and presented in duotone portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo

First published on Veteran?™s Day 2003 to glowing reviews (?œPowerful??”Seattle Post-Intelligencer), energetic cross-country events, and instant national bestseller status, Medal of Honor has now been revised, updated, and augmented into an even more important and newsworthy second edition. New features include: A multimedia DVD rich in historical footage and first-person reflections of these ultimate acts of courage Full coverage of 22 additional Medal recipients by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier Heart-rending new portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo Introductory essay by Victor Davis Hanson, military history scholar and author of A War Like No Other, The Western Way of War, and The Soul of Battle The 116 living Medal of Honor recipients fought in conflicts from World War II to Vietnam, serving in every branch of the armed services, and here is their ultimate record?”the only
Reviews: 7
Ironrunner
I have really enjoyed hearing the stories of United States servicemen who won the country's highest military commendation, the Medal of Honor. Peaceful, freedom loving people all over the world may enjoy what is offered within.

Each story is amazing. As a recipient said, when a child asks "What is it like to have killed someone?" his reflection was "that's a real kick in the gut." "Any human being forced to take the life of another always bears a great sadness."

Courage, Sacrifice, Duty, friendship, Love of neighbor-friend and foe, Loyalty, and Freedom are common themes in each story. It does not glamorize war.

The book and accompanying DVD highlight stories of the Medal of Honor recipients that were still living at the time of its publication. Posthumous recipients of the award are not covered.

I found it amazing that all of them represent America as a socio-economic, religious, and ethnic cross section of the population. World War II, Korea and Vietnam War veterans are covered. Each story also highlights a kind of valor/bravery/self sacrifice that was not sought by the recipient. Each one says he was not out looking for the honor but that he did what he felt he needed to do in a given perilous situation... only free men/women...driven by an idealogy of a higher good, love and freedom rather than hatred and self-destruction can make this claim.

The DVD is 80 minutes long and quite touching. It highlights 11 recipients of the award in interviews. The recipients re-tell the story in their own words along with brief narration.

This is an important piece of world history and should be passed on to future generations.
Abandoned Electrical
If you think you've been having a "tough day", pick up this book and read one or two pages and see what "tough day" really means. I always took the time to read all the bio info on each MOH recipient just to try and get a sense of where these people come from. (Answer: ALL OVER AMERICA) My time in the Navy was during the Viet Nam war, always in West Pac. I never had any duty in combat, but I always looked at the dates of the actions by these extraordinary men and tried to remember where I was when THEY were in the THICK of it. I knew four guys who did not come back (all Marines) and this book will be a keepsake in the book case forever. This book should be required reading in every high school History/Civics class in the country.
tamada
Very impressive book and informative. Covers all the men who have received the medal.
Andromajurus
This was purchased for my Husband for his birthday. My 8 year old son asked, what is the Medal of Honor? And so the dialogue continues, with the most magnificent companion book that you could ask for. I recommend this book to all parents, but perhaps I am going out on a limb here, I recommend this to all Dad's who want to teach their kids about the meaning of bravery and honor. You won't regret it and they will never forget. Lest we forget.
virus
This book is an amazing account of who true American "HERO's" are, not somebody from Hollywood or a music band. It saddens my heart that every year we lose more and more of these "HERO's" and nothing is said about them on the National News, but everytime a Pop-Music Icon or Hollywood actor who lived a questionable life anyways passes away from a drug overdose we glorify them for numerous years to come. Last time I checked the President of the United States of America is required to render a Salute to a "Medal of Honor" receipient not to someone who sold over a million copies of a record! The "Medal of Honor" is the pinnacle of the morals and standards that we use to teach our children, unfortunately the Welfare System is what we teach our children is the standard today. There is a difference in what America used to be and what we've allowed it to become today. Buy this book, sit down, read through it with your children and teach them what it means to be a "True American".
Moswyn
I have always been interested in military history, especially WWII. This book is excellent! The pages are filled with accounts and photos of these heros. I have not completed reading all of the book. I like to savor each story after I read it. I wonder if I could do what they did. I am impressed with the deeds these men performed to secure our freedom.
I recommend the book to anyone that enjoys history.
Mitynarit
We homeschool; found this book to be a wonderful & necessary addition for our history courses. Ours came with the DVD, even though we purchased used. Beautifully illustrated, well written. My father served in the AIr Force back in the 1960's, and he looks forward to borrowing it soon.
very patriotic--just what we need now