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by Mike Wallace,Allen Mikaelian

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ISBN:
0786885769
Author:
Mike Wallace,Allen Mikaelian
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Books; Reprint edition (May 14, 2003)
Pages:
336 pages
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Rating:
4.4
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Medal of Honor portrays 11 recipients of this sacred .  .

Mikaelian, Allen; Wallace, Mike, 1918 . The story of the Medal of Honor (Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Civil War ; Leopold Karpeles, Civil War) - A nation of immigrants (Edouard Victor Michel Izac, World War I ; Samuel Woodfill, World War I) - Return to isolationism (David M. Shoup, World War II ; Maynard H. Smith, World War II ; Vernon Baker, World War II) - Uneasy peace (Hiroshi "Hershey". Miyamura, Korean War ; William Charette, Korean War) - From the forgotten war to the living-room war (Dwight Johnson, Vietnam War ; Thomas Kelley, Vietnam War) - Afterword.

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Profiles of America's Military Heroes from the Civil War to the Present. Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force. By: Dan Schilling, Lori Longfritz. By: Allen Mikaelian, Mike Wallace. Narrated by: Jason Culp, Ron McLarty, Harry Chase. Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel, Betsy Foldes Meiman.

Journal of Military History. A useful addition to any military collection. After a brief history of the Medal of Honor, Willbanks examines the life and combat career of 200 MoH winners

America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan. Journal of Military History. After a brief history of the Medal of Honor, Willbanks examines the life and combat career of 200 MoH winners. The recipients are arranged alphabetically. The first MoH winner is Lucian Adams, an Army infantryman in the ETO in World War II. The last entry - Jay Zeamer - likewise served in World War II but in the Pacific with the Army Air Force.

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Medal of Honor portrays 11 recipients of this sacred U.S. military decoration, from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, and examines what drove them to go so far above and beyond the call of duty. Among the stories is an account of the life of the only woman ever to receive the medal; of an officer who staged a daring escape from a German POW camp in WWI; and of a soldier from the legendary WWII Japanese-American 442nd, who went on to earn the medal in the Korean War. The book tells not only of astonishing military actions but also, significantly, of the recipients' lives before and after their wartime experiences.In his moving commentary, acclaimed 60 Minutes reporter Mike Wallace places these actions in historical context and relates his own personal experiences in WWII and as a journalist covering recent wars. He also meditates on the meaning of courage and shows what we can all learn from these extraordinary individuals."The President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a person who, while a member of the Army, Navy, or Air Force distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." --The United States Congress
  • Asyasya
One can hardly be critical of a book that chronicles the lives and deeds of 11 Medal of Honor winners, one being the only woman to receive the Medal. While most Medals of Honor are awarded posthumously, Mikaelian selected those who survived the action for which they earned the award. He then surrounds the feat-of-arms with descriptions of their lives both before and after.

While most of this background is interesting, I suspect most people who might buy this book are looking for the accounts of bravery that earned these Medals. While you get some of that, it's only for a handful of the thousands of Medals awarded.

This book would have been better received and more highly rated for what it tried to do but for the Introduction and especially the Afterword written by Mike Wallace.

If I wanted his version of the pros and cons of the Vietnam War, I would have looked it up on the Internet. His justification and confession as an avowed anti-war "dove" not only compromised his objectivity as a Journalist but insult the sensibilities of those who disagree with both his analysis and his opportunistic effort to introduce his beliefs into a book of this kind.

It might be argued that being the second person to be awarded the Tex McCrary Award in 1998, by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society (given to those who distinguish themselves by unbiased coverage of the United States military), that he is qualified to comment on the award and some of its recipients. That may be true but it does not qualify him as an expert in foreign policy nor speak to his inappropriate insertion of his personal politics into this book.

John E. Nevola
Author of The Last Jump - A Novel of World War II
  • Blacknight
A fascinating collection of stories based around 11 individual Americans prestigiously awarded the Medal of Honor. This is a light and fast paced read. Each story is adequately detailed and very interesting.
I thought the book had enough merits on it's own without Mike Wallace's commentary. In other words...Mike's contribution added no value to the book in my opinion. I would like to see the author write another book covering another dozen or so MOH awardees in a future volume, and perhaps follow up with additional volumes after that.
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  • zmejka
This is a must. This is a Keeper.
  • Enone
Mr Wallace has put together a good book on this the highest mdeal anyone in the military can receive for heroism. I am most intersted in it.
  • Xlisiahal
it's what I wanted
  • Zaryagan
Very interesting stories of Anerica's true heroes.
These men stepped up to the plate in tough situations and proved their love for their country and each other.
Patriotism in its true meaning.
  • Runeshaper
I ordered the book for my husband after seeing Brian Williams presenting a copy to David Letterman. Seemed like something he'd like and I was right! He loves it.
Short biographies of 10 men and 1 woman who won this famous award and the lives they lived. Mikaelian selected only people who lived through their ordeal, and then reviewed their life stories after their heroic actions. For the most part, these men went back to living undistinguished lives. The author also details other MOH winners, along with these 11 individuals.

The best story is about a Medal of Honor winner in the Eighth Air Force during WWII. Snuffy was an interesting character to say the list. His advocacy of a medicinal cream called Firmo was a real laugh.

This was an OK read, and I got some insight into the military award process. I am not sure why Mike Wallace needed to contribute anything to this book. I guess the Publishers wanted a high name person attached to this book to boost sales. Wallace's contribution was little, and his writing should not have appeared in the book.