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Of the 13 million who served during World War II, only 433 received our country's highest award for valor -- and only 190 of those brave men survived to receive their medals. This book vividly chronicles their almost superhuman feats of selfless courage. We witness the climactic moments and brave deeds that made history in World War II: the bombing of Pearl Harbor, where fifteen men earned the medal; the vicious, desperate fighting in the Pacific islands; the invasion on the beaches of Normandy, and other crucial battles in the European theater, as the history of World War II unfolds in the heroic deeds of the men who won the war.
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Traces the history of the war through the actions of Medal of Honor winners in each major theater and campaign.From Library Journal:
It is difficult to write about the exploits of heroes without deifying them, and Murphy does not quite manage that feat. His collection of battlefield stories honors the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who won the Congressional Medal of Honor during World War II. The scope is representative rather than exhaustive--83 capsule biographies out of several hundred possibilities. But the book is somewhat more than a compendium of award citations; Murphy often discusses the postwar life of a recipient and has just enough historical text between the action episodes to hold them together. Recommended for general collections.
- Raymond L. Puffer, U.S. Air Force History Prog., Los Angeles
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