Synopses & Reviews
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.
“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
“These stories of courage under fire inspire awe and gratitude.”-Reader’s Digest Reader's Digest
“Impressive and moving.”-The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard
First published on Veteran’s Day 2003 to glowing reviews (“Powerful”—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 book sponsored and endorsed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
The Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, is given to those who serve their country with uncommon valor and extraordinary courage. In the revised edition of the "New York Times" bestseller that includes a 90-minute DVD, more than one hundred of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted.
About the Author
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.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.