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Presidential Medal of Freedom

James D. Hart

in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

Published in print January 1986 | ISBN: 9780195047714
Published online January 2002 | e-ISBN: 9780199891030
Presidential Medal of Freedom

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initially (1945–63) to honor service in national security, since 1963 has been given upon occasion as the nation’s highest civilian award for contributions to the national interest and security, aid to world peace, or public and private endeavors beneficial to the U.S. Many winners have written books, but those with specifically literary careers are ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (American)

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