Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Previous books have promised to describe the combat experience of the World War II GI, but there has never been a book like Patrick O'Donnell's Beyond Valor. Here is the first combat history of the war in Europe in the words of the men themselves, and perhaps the most honest and brutal account of combat possible on the printed page. For more than fifty years the individual stories that make up this narrative -- shockingly frank reflections of sacrifice and courage -- have been bottled up, buried, or circulated privately. Now, nearing the ends of their lives, our WWII soldiers have at last unburdened themselves. Beyond Valor recaptures their hidden history. A pioneering oral historian, Patrick O'Donnell used his award-winning website, The Drop Zone, to solicit oral- and "e-histories" from individual soldiers. Gradually, working from within the community, O'Donnell convinced some of the war's most battle-hardened soldiers to tell their stories. The result is WWII seen through the eyes of the men who saw the most intense of its action. O'Donnell focuses on the elite units of the war -- the Rangers, Airborne, and 1st Special Service Force -- troops that spearheaded the most dangerous operations and often made the difference between victory and defeat. From more than 650 interviews O'Donnell has chosen oral- and e-histories that form a seamless story line, a pointillistic history of the war in Europe from the first parachute drops in North Africa through the final battles in Germany and the long trip home. It is the story of the war not discussed in polite company. O'Donnell presents the wreckage of entire battalions nearly annihilated, invisible personal scars, and haunting revelations of wartime atrocities. But more important are the men who recount lives risked without hesitation for comrades and cause, and those who did not return: the friends who died in their arms. Their stories remind all of us that victory came only at the highest price. Remembering the infamous cliffs at Pointe-du-Hoc, bloody Omaha Beach, the bitter fighting at the Battle of the Bulge, and Hill 400 in the Hürtgen Forest, the soldiers reveal war as seen, heard, and smelled by the GIs on the front line. Also included is the unique story of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, and the trailblazing African-American "Experimental" Test Platoon that had to fight its own battle behind the lines. Beyond Valor captures the truths that exist among soldiers. It is one of the most inspiring accounts of the war ever produced.

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Genre : History
Author : Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-08-30
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780743213295


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor is one soldier’s extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion. "Amazing...A thrilling and poignant story of patriotism that all Americans can be stirred, moved, and encouraged by." -- Gary Sinise On April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World War II by burning the cities, factories, and military bases of the Japanese em­pire, thereby forcing an unconditional surren­der. Yet the mission did not go as planned. On board one of the B-29s, the City of Los Angeles, a phosphorus bomb detonated inside the plane. Staff Sergeant Henry E. “Red” Erwin absorbed the blast of burning phosphorus yet managed to throw overboard the still-flaming bomb, be­fore collapsing from the third-degree burns over much of his body. Breaking protocol, the plane diverted to a military hospital at Iwo Jima. President Truman quickly ordered that Erwin be awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest honor of the American military, before the young airman died of his wounds. There was just one problem: no Medals of Honor were available in the entire Pacific theater. General Curtis LeMay dispatched a squad of airmen on a 1,000-mile mission to smash their way into a display case and steal a medal to give to Erwin before time ran out. Meanwhile, Red’s courageous young bride set out on her own mission, one of against-all-odds healing. Her success would determine the fate of the twenty-three-year-old warrior--and years later make possible the birth of the book's author: their grandson, Jon Erwin. Drawn from in-depth interviews with eyewitnesses and deep archival research, Beyond Valor is an extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion.

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Genre : History
Author : Jon Erwin
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2020-08-18
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781400216840


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Charlie wants a normal life, to just be one of the guys, and he thinks he's learned to balance his magical nature. He's making friends and enemies at the Naval Academy, and while he has problems, they all seem mundane in nature, but his magic has needs of its own. Needs it makes known with a vengeance when he leaves the zone to do his first tour on an aircraft carrier.Unable to reach him, the magic tries to make another warrior; first through the magical lightning that transformed them, and then the old-fashioned way. But the magic doesn¿t know how to make a baby and its attempts end in disaster.And Charlie learns actions and inactions have consequences¿And when you possess magic, those consequences can change the world.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : S. M. Savoy
Publisher :
Release : 2019-05
Total Pages : 332 Pages
ISBN : 1947122282


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

In Beyond Valor lies the truth. In the city known as Etin, people come to be at peace and make an honest living under the queen's rule. At the edge of this city, in a tavern deep in the forest, the queen sets an appointment with one of her loyalists: Bandit Shadow, known to many for his skills in battle. His name comes hard earned, even stolen from some of his victims. This meeting produces two more knights, Exo and Strawberry, and together they hunt for the elusive Templars to help restore the kingdom to its former glory. But this journey to find the most elite of knights is anything but smooth sailing. Betrayal, love, and other obstacles must be overcome on their way to the palace of the king. Many do not want the Templars resurrected, but these brave knights would give their all, if needed, to be of service to their queen.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Sherry Jenkins
Publisher : Austin Macauley
Release : 2021-02-26
Total Pages : 154 Pages
ISBN : 164182963X


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

"Luke Collier knows his duty. A marine corps combat medic, his job is to save lives--not satisfy his own desires. Megan Trayhern is his corpsman, but the beautiful redhead can't be anything more. Megan has her own mission. While she doles out medical care in the nearby village, she's also gathering intel. ... She needs to focus--and be careful--and the growing passion she feels for Luke can only put them both at risk. Honor binds them both, but the heart gives its own orders"--P. [4] of cover.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lindsay McKenna
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2013-01-22
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780373278091


Medal Of Honor

Medal Of Honor

Presents short biographies of over one hundred men who have received the Medal of Honor.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author :
Publisher : Artisan Books
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 342 Pages
ISBN : 9781579654627


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Major Mitchell Barraka is ordered to lead a group of Italian partisans in a desperate attempt to rescue 300 Jews from the Nazis

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Frank Geron
Publisher : Zebra Books
Release : 1984-08-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0821714252


Medal Of Honor Revised Updated Third Edition

Medal Of Honor Revised Updated Third Edition

An updated edition of the New York Times bestseller, featuring 12 new recipients and a new foreword by Bradley Cooper Eight veterans from the war in Afghanistan have been awarded our nation’s highest honor for valor in combat since the publication of the third edition of Medal of Honor, including Edward C. Byers, Jr., the newest living recipient and a member of Navy SEAL Team Six, and Clint Romesha, author of the New York Times bestselling Red Platoon. And nearly 50 years after their service, four Vietnam veterans have also since received the recognition they so richly deserve. Now these men rightly take their place in the pages of this revised and updated edition. Included here are 156 Medal of Honor recipients, captured with a contemporary portrait by award-winning photographer Nick Del Calzo and profiled in moving text by National Book Award nominee Peter Collier. The men in the book fought in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan, served in every branch of the armed services, and represent a cross section as diverse as America itself. This is their ultimate record.

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Genre : History
Author : Peter Collier
Publisher : Artisan
Release : 2016-12-06
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 157965746X


Beyond Valor

Beyond Valor

Provides a history of the experience of the World War II GI in the words of the men themselves.

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Genre : Large type books
Author : Patrick K. O'Donnell
Publisher :
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 699 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1193355625


Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

In Stephen Lang’s theatrical adaptation of Larry Smith’s book Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words, Lang presents the stories of eight veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, rendering firsthand accounts of the actions which resulted in each of them receiving the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. BEYOND GLORY gathers these men together in the present to look back on the defining moments of their lives and to examine the meaning of courage, duty, and, ultimately, humility.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Stephen Lang
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release : 2017-03-16
Total Pages : 42 Pages
ISBN : 9780822236672