Tuesday, March 25, 2008

National Medal of Honor Day: March 25th, 2008

Beyond the Call of Duty
"Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" is a New York Times bestseller with over 250,000 copies in print. One of the many copies is available for checkout at our library. Browse our copy but do keep the title in mind as one worth purchasing as a Memorial Day gift for your family's veteran.

From Publishers Weekly
"This group portrait of most of the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor has an entry for each recipient, including a photo portrait at the time of the award, a summary of the medal-winning action and sometimes (though not often enough) the later career. The variety of actions documented by [Peter] Collier (The Rockefellers) will impress even fairly seasoned students of military history, as will the 250 duotone portraits. They range from thumbnail period snapshots to full page close-ups of the lions in winter."