Like New in Like New jacket. 2002 Stated First Edition, w/full number line. Hardcover w/l.n. dust jacket. As new, mint condition. From The Civil War Book Shop-As close as your computer; as dependable as old Abe.
Very good in fine dust jacket. Hyperion, New York, NY, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 300pp(Index). A piece of scotch tape on DJ front cover to flap at top & bottom edges, front & rear flaps & page before Half Title Page torn out, o.w. clean, bright & tight. NO ink names, bookplates, etc. DJ not torn, etc. ISBN 0786866624 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good in fine dust jacket. Hyperion, New York, NY, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 298pp(notes). Ink gift note on blank page after front free endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. DJ not torn, etc. ISBN 0786866624 Price unclipped. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine in fine dust jacket. Hyperion, New York, NY, 2002. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 300pp(Index). DJ lightly rubbed, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Price unclipped. ISBN 0786866624 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Very good, very good. 300, notes, rear DJ slightly scuffed, "autographed" stick on front DJ. Signed by both co-authors (Allen Mikaelian & Mike Wallace). Portrayals of eleven recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, from each branch of the military, and an examination of what drove them to go sofar above and beyond the call of duty.
Large type / large print.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-11-04 In this lively account, Mikaelian traces the history of the Medal of Honor, the highest military distinction awarded in the United States, and the lives of several of those who have earned it in the years since it was established by President Lincoln during the Civil War. He focuses not only on their heroic feats, but also on what became of them in the wake of their deeds and the honor the medal earned them. This recording is augmented by readings by Wallace, who tells of his own wartime experiences and supplies historical context with the same timbre and excellent gift for timing and dramatic buildup that many will recognize from his work on 60 Minutes. The stories themselves are read by a rotation of three other readers, although Chase, Culp and McLarty have very similar voices and approaches. While their performances get the job done, they somewhat pale when juxtaposed with that of Wallace, and their tone and style occasionally bring to mind educational films from high school history class. The production that accompanies them is pronounced, but not over the top. It doesn't include bugle calls or the muffled clap of cavalry, but it doesn't shy away from the occasional drum roll or a few bars of "When Johnny Came Marching Home," either. Above all, though, the engrossing stories themselves will keep listeners engaged if not fascinated. Based on the Hyperion hardcover (Forecasts, May 27). (Aug.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-05-27 The Congressional Medal of Honor, established during the Civil War, pays tribute to a person who has "distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty." Washington Literacy Council board member Mikaelian spotlights 11 of the 3,456 soldiers who have received this legendary honor, while 60 Minutes' Wallace supplies historical context with his introduction and brief, general commentaries on various U.S. wars. The book's lively vignettes not only describe the battles faced by the men (and one woman), but also trace the ways the Medal affected their later lives. The book profiles Hiroshi Miyamura, a Korean War marine who fought back Chinese soldiers when he and fellow troops were isolated in a mountain pass on the Chinese-Korean border; as well as Dwight Johnson, a celebrated Vietnam vet deeply conflicted about his role in the war and especially about his recruitment of fellow young black men into the armed services. The practice of Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War doctor who is the only woman to have won the Medal, fell into controversy after the war, leading the government to revoke her Medal toward the end of her life when she was an isolated eccentric and, literally, a sideshow curiosity. This absorbing set of accounts should appeal to military history enthusiasts and anyone interested in the heroic exploits of ordinary Americans. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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