New Government Report: Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2010
by Stephen W. Stathis
Paperback, 33 pages, 2009, $20.00
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Contents: (1) Practices Adopted During the American Revolution: First Medals Were Struck in Paris; (2) Recipients in the 19th Century: War of 1812; Mexican War; Congress Broadens the Scope of Its Gold Medal; (3) Recipients in the 20th and 21st Century: Actors, Artists, Authors, Entertainers, and Musicians; Aeronautical and Space Pioneers; Antarctic Explorers; Acclaimed Lifesavers; Distinguished Military Personnel; Notables in Agriculture, Science and Medicine; Awards for Public Service, Athletic Prowess, Civil Rights Activism, and Humanitarian Contributions; (4) Foreign Recipients; (5) Design and Casting of Gold Medals; (6) Legislative Procedures: Procedures in the 111th Congress; Bills to Change Procedures or Criteria. List of Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2009.