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Studies on Documented Historical Cases of Civil and War Heroism: A Mini-Review

Heroism Science, Volume 1, 2016

By Hannes Rusch


This mini-review identifies and briefly describes a total of 12 published studies investigating aspects of war and civil heroism by analyzing larger data sets on documented historical cases of such behavior. Eleven of these studies focus on either Carnegie Medal or Medal of Honor recipients. These two most prominent data sources are briefly characterized and directions for future research are pointed out.

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