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Choosing Courage : Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
by Peter Collier and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation


Overview - Riveting real-life accounts of heroism from Medal of Honor recipients, including Clinton Romesha (author of Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor ) and exceptional civilians like schoolteacher Jencie Fagan

How does an ordinary person become a hero?
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More About Choosing Courage by Peter Collier; Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
 
 
 
Overview
Riveting real-life accounts of heroism from Medal of Honor recipients, including Clinton Romesha (author of Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor) and exceptional civilians like schoolteacher Jencie Fagan

How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker--both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II (Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American) and went on to prove that heroes come in all colors--and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan.

Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and "surviving hell" as a prisoner of war.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781579657055
  • ISBN-10: 1579657052
  • Publisher: Artisan Publishers
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Military & Wars
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - United States/General

 
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