Scott McGaugh, Author

Don't tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass."
--Anton Chekhov






"Well-researched and riveting, HONOR BEFORE GLORY is a stirring tale of how Japanese American soldiers disregarded hatred, distrust, and overt racism to serve the nation with courage, dignity, and distinction. A page-turner with both the   depth and emotional punch."
—Stephen Harding, New York Times Bestselling Author  
                                                                                                                                                                                             
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The first biography of a previously obscure Civil War surgeon who revolutionized battlefield medicine and trauma care on three of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. 

"As medical director of the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War, Jonathan Letterman made important innovations in the battlefield evacuation and treatment of wounded men that changed the history of military medicine.  With sensitivity and insight,Scott McGaugh presents the story of this fascinating figure and his legacy, which has saved uncounted thousands of lives of soldiers wounded in many wars."

                                                         —James M. McPherson
        Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of Battle Cry For Freedom
                                                                                                                                                               



"Scott McGaugh has written a fantastic book on the history of the American medical system . . . You can't help coming away stunned at the achievements of the frontline military corpsmen and medical teams, and this book is a much deserved homage to their service."
           —David A. Galli
Civil War News
  
Other books by Scott McGaugh

Midway Magic (the first book about the USS Midway)
The Military in San Diego (how San Diego became Navy Town, USA)
The Life & Times of Owen Wister (biography)
America's Shield: USS Midway (based on crewmember oral histories)