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Heroes of World War II
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 AngelesCopyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review This is a must read for anyone interested in the Medal of Honor or those brave men who won it. The accounts of how a great many of these men won these medals are riviting. A complete list of all the men that received the Medal during WWII is included at that end of the book. In many cases the book lets you know what happened to those men who went home after the war. In many cases its a tragic end. The book also lets you know who survied the war to go home with their Medal. These are heroes we should know and teach our children about. --David Kirk Read more See all Editorial Reviews RKV-40.HeroesWWII