Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Lest We Forget: Masterpieces of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations Hardcover – November 11, 2011
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Judith Price...has produced a unique and fascinating book that catalogues and beautifully illustrates the finest of these works. One cannot read it without pondering the tragic losses and the heroism of the human beings for which many of these works are memorials, and the best of these works reflect in their art the greatness of the valor and sacrifice of their recipients. (John Lehman, former Secretary of the Navy)
I genuinely believe that the men and women in uniform for today's American armed forces are the best in history. (Pete Dawkins, Ret'd. Brigadier General, USA Heisman Trophy Winner)
[This] book that illustrates with iconic objects the history of the military is an impressive tribute to the service and valor shown in the past by millions of Americans. As one who had the honor of serving in the military, I can look back upon it as an invaluable learning experience, one that introduced to me to fellow citizens I would otherwise have not met, and my respect for these people I shall retain forever. Lest We Forget celebrates the high esteem that citizens rightly realize after agreeing to serve in the interest of others. (Gay Talese, author of A Writer's Life)
Whether you are a student of military history or jewelry design, you’ll find the time spent with this book worthwhile. (Antique Trader Magazine)
The book tells the story of our military history since the revolution and features 150 iconic objects from the world's leading military museums and private collections. To date, no such book has ever been published. (Collector's News)
Lest We Forget is an ideal coffee table pick, highly recommended. (Midwest Book Review)
Lest We Forget reminds the reader of the gratitude we owe our gallant men and women who have served in the military. (Steven Wayne Yvaska)
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
Divided into four chapters entitled: War, Valor, Memories and Peace, one cannot but recall both the sacrifices made by soldier and civilian alike represented and commemorated by these medals and patriotic jewelry. Supplementing the text are interviews with experts from British, French and various American institutions which highlight some specific pieces or collections. Of especial interest are the Corps Badges developed during the American Civil War, with some of them elaborately engraved with the soldier's names and units and all are from the collections of the American Numismatic Society. Every page here reveals a miniature masterpiece of devotion, service and art. This is an excellent coffee table book on the subject.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the present for my dauther who works for the diamond industry and she finds it to be a great reference historical book for jewerly design!Published on March 8, 2013 by Angel