bestselling author, Gods and Generals and The Frozen Hours
“These paintings by Charles Waterhouse are simply a treasure… a marvelous book.”
former editor Leatherneck Magazine and Marine Corps Association publisher
Col Walt Ford, USMC (Ret)
"...a must add to your personal library"
USMC (Ret.) Medal of Honor Recipient
Major General James E. Livingston
“…a gift to all Marines”
best-selling author, Bones of My Grandfather
Clay Bonnyman Evans
“vivid and illuminating”
USMC (Ret.). Recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star
Brigadier General William Weise
“The essence of American patriotism… If you love America, you'll love this…”
A monumental undertaking…
At the age of 82, renowned military artist Colonel Charles Waterhouse, USMC (Ret), set out to create a comprehensive series of Medal of Honor canvases that capture something so rare: the heroic action in the moment it occurred.
An historic mission…
To paint as many US Marines and Navy corpsmen Medal of Honor recipients, from the Civil War to Afghanistan, before he took his dying breath.
An epic, limited edition collector’s volume…
Over 332 full color paintings and portraits, accompanied by the unforgettable stories of ordinary human beings who—in the face of fire, insurmountable odds and unimaginable challenges—had the fortitude to do extraordinary things… and the courage to go above and beyond.
A deathbed promise…
to publish her father’s Medal of Honor paintings.
A personal quest…
to go beyond the citations and plumb the human heart of heroism.