Medals of Honor by James Hopper 1929 (WW1)
MEDALS OF HONOR. By James Hopper, Illustrations by John Alan Maxwell, Published by The John Day Company, New York, 1929.
Historical Fiction - Military - WW1
A war correspondent for Collier's Weekly in France during World War I writes about men who won the Army Congressional Medal of Honor. Only 90 of the 2 million soldiers met the qualifications to receive it, 28 of whom died in the process.
A full list of recipients precedes the text.
Ten illustrations by John Alan Maxwell.
Jacket illustration by Rockwell Kent.
The stories of the heroism displayed by nine winners of the Congressional Medal of Honor, chosen from the ninety awarded to American servicemen during WWI. (There are actually eleven named individuals discussed, since one of the Medals was awarded jointly to three men.) The book's Foreword incorporates a complete list of all ninety of the WWI Medal winners, among them
William J. Donovan ("Wild Bill," of later OSS/CIA fame) and Alvin C. York -- neither of whom are among the nine whose stories are told here in detail.
Hardcover. Secure binding with a very light spine shift & clean pages. Jacket has some mild wear. First Edition.281 pages. B&W drawings.