MEDAL OF HONOR: PORTRAITS OF VALOR BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY
Author: Nick Del Calzo, Photographs; Peter Collier, Text
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING, Nov 2006
A revised, updated edition of the New York Times bestseller, now with a bonus DVD of rich historical footage & first-person reflections. 275 duotone photos; 10x11 inches, 320 pgs.
First published on Veteran's Day 2003 to glowing reviews ("Powerful"- Seattle Post-Intelligencer), energetic cross-country events, fantastic sales that generated 8 printings & instant national bestseller status, Medal of Honro has now been revised, updated, & augmented into an even more important and newsworthy second edition.
New features include:
* A multimedia DVD rich in historical footage & 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 & endorsed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
Since the Civil War more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. Each of their heroic actionsis as unique as the person who performed it, and here more than one hundred of of America's living Medal of Honor recipients are honored and their bravery recounted by best-selling author Peter Collier and presented in duotone portraits by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND 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.