This is a thoughtful, engaging and important book, and it is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how service and sacrifice have preserved our freedom.
Brothers in Valor is a superb history of the 89 courageous African-American Servicemen who were awarded the Medal of Honor from the bloody Civil War to the bitter struggles of Vietnam. These stories chronicle courage “above and beyond the call of duty.” Dr. Jefferson’s beautifully researched book is not just a spellbinding tale of unbelievable acts of courage, but also explores the reality of soldiers who struggled against an enemy on two fronts. The racial injustice of America’s past was incredible and cruel. These brave men had to face the storm of battle and also fight to be recognized as patriots, heroes, and leaders. America has unfinished business in the struggle for equality. This magnificent book raises up as examples brave men who America can learn from.