A comprehensive history of America's highest military award and the symbol of heroism. Only 3,394 awards out of the tens of millions who fought in these wars. Included is a narrative of each war and significant battles and selected stories of individual awardees. The book is tightly bound, and without names or other markings. The DJ shows a bit of edgewear but clean, bright, and complete in a mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Above and Beyond: A History of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War to Vietnam. Boston, MA: Boston Publishing Company, 1985. Navy blue binding, illustrated dust jacket. Shelf wear, edge wear to dust jacket.
From Library Journal:
Here is a comprehensive history of America's highest decoration, which actually is three distinct medals, one each for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The recipients are listed from the medal's inception in 1861 to the Vietnam War and grouped by conflict and branch of service. The text includes selected accounts of recipients for each conflict in which the award was made, the different kinds of Congressional medals of honor, and interviews with living recipients. Special sections cover a wealth of topics, such as a vignette about the only woman to receive the award, Dr. Mary Walker. Each section includes photos and illustrations. An excellent reference choice. George F. Scheck, Naval War Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.
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Title: ABOVE AND BEYOND: A History of the Medal of ...
Publisher: Boston Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Boards HB
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Boston Pub. Co, 1985. Condition: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3323311
Book Description Boston Pub. Co, 1985. Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP14640919
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Book Description Boston Pub. Co, 1985. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0939526190-2-4
Book Description Boston Pub. Co, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. ***GREAT CONDITION***CLEAN PAGES*** light edge wear/corner bending, We specialize in non-fiction books. Follow us on facebook, instagram, and twitter at lotobooks. Seller Inventory # mon0000044077
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Book Description Boston Pub Co, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Printing. 346 pp. (MILITARY). Seller Inventory # 001899
Book Description Boston Publishing Company, Boston, MA., 1985. Hard Back Dust Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. A History of the Medal of Honor from the Civil War to Vietnam. Dust jacket in good condition and with little wear to it. Contents very clean with several illustrations throughout. Edges clean. Binding tight. Overall good. Please note that this book is heavy and may incur extra shipping costs. pp346. Seller Inventory # 099386
Book Description Boston Pub Co, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. No markings to the text block. Previous owner's markings on inside front cover. Dust jacket chipped. Seller Inventory # 27209
Book Description Boston Publishing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985. Hard Back. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Printing. 346 pages indexed. Dust jacket has some small tears, edge wear, chipping, and small corner creases. Here now, for the first time, is a comprehensive history of the Medal of Honor. Through authoritative text and lavish pictures, this book presents the story of the medal and those who have earned it, commencing on the blood-drenched battlefields of the Civil War and culminating in the eerie jungles of Vietnam. Scores of stirring accounts from every American conflict, celebrate the selfless valor that has set these men and woman apart from their comrades-at-arms. Exclusive interviews with living recipients and first-person reports from years past testify to the wifely differing personalities of these American heores, to their thoughts and beliefs, and how the medal affected their lives, for good, or for ill. Not only relates the individual stories but examines the history of America at war, from the Civil War, through the wars of expansion westward into Indian territory, in the Caribbean basin and in the Pacific, thrugh two World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam. For a time the Medal Honor was also awarded in peacetime to a few outstanding men such as Charles Lindbergh and Admiral Richard Byrd. In the final section there is a complete register of honor, in which each and every one of the 3,394 Meda of Honor reciipinets is named, along with the date, branch of service and arena of action. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs and ten battlefield and war maps. Essays: The Soldier's Prize, Changing Standards, Medal of Honor Designs and The Psychology of Heroism. This book was a collaboration between the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Boston Publishing Company and Time-Life Books. The dust jacket has Time-Life logo on the back with ISBN 0-8094-5628-1 and Boston Publishing Company on the spine. This dust jacket is color photgraphically illustrated with the 3 military branches' versions of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Size: 9" X 11". Seller Inventory # 6680