At the age of 82, renowned illustrator and former United States Marine Corps artist-in-residence Col. Charles Waterhouse set out to paint US Marines and Navy corpsmen engaged in the acts for which they were awarded the Medal of Honor. At the time of his death, Waterhouse had completed over 332 paintings and portraits of recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan, leaving behind as a final gift to his Corps and country the most comprehensive collection of Medal of Honor paintings ever created by a single artist. Valor in Action tells the true story of some amazing American heroes who went above and beyond the call of duty, and the tenacious artist who?rmed only with a paintbrush?ought to capture their heroic actions in the moment they occurred, to his dying breath.
Jane Waterhouse is an award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, and the author of several novels, including?Playing For Keeps, and the critically acclaimed Garner Quinn mysteries,?Graven Images,?Shadow Walk, and?Dead Letter. Her books have been translated into several languages and appeared on several ?ear? Best Lists.?As the daughter of renowned military artist, Col. Charles Waterhouse, who served on Iwo Jima, and later became the artist-in-residence of the United States Marine Corps, Jane had a front row seat to her father? life and work, which is chronicled in?Valor in Action. She has a grown son, Baylen, and lives in Fair Haven, New Jersey. You can find out more about Jane and her work at www.janewaterhouse.com