America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan

TitleAmerica's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsWillbanks, James H.
Number of Pages534
PublisherABC-CLIO
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Abstract

This book features the stories of 200 heroic individuals awarded the Medal of Honor for their distinguished military service while fighting for their country, from the Civil War to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book pays tribute to Americans who have demonstrated uncommon valor in the face of great danger. The Medal of Honor recipients featured in this book all acted heroically to earn this highly coveted award, many of them by risking--or sacrificing--their lives to save the lives of others. In addition to the stories of these heroic Americans, this encyclopedia includes an introduction that chronicles the evolution in the award's significance. The Medal of Honor has changed greatly over the last 150 years, not only in the design of the physical decoration itself, but also in terms of the qualifying criteria for the award's recipients.

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