Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Martha MacCallum author of Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima.
To commemorate the anniversary and the legacy of those brave young men, Martha MacCallum, popular anchor of The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News, pays tribute in Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima. Blending personal family history with the stories of others who fought—all set against the larger backdrop of world events—MacCallum offers a meticulously researched, poignantly-told chronicle of the sacrifices made by ordinary American soldiers who fought to preserve freedom.
On December 7, 1941, as news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor came over the radio, MacCallum’s mother was a young girl eating at a local diner. She saw the lives of all Americans irrevocably change at that moment—none more so than her teenage cousin, Harry Gray. Harry would be one of those 60,000 men on Iwo Jima as his family anxiously awaited news on the home front. Years later, as a child, Martha MacCallum was fascinated by the trove of wartime memorabilia she found in her grandfather’s attic, including yellowed newspaper clippings with photos of Marines crawling up black beaches or burying their dead. These unforgettable images would spur her quest to recreate this chapter of history.
Martha MacCallum is anchor and executive editor of The Story with Martha MacCallum, seen Monday through Friday on Fox News. She is also co-anchor of Fox News Election coverage, moderating town halls and debates with the presidential candidates, alongside Bret Baier and Chris Wallace. Prior to becoming anchor of The Story, MacCallum anchored, “The First 100 Days,” reporting nightly on the first months of the Trump administration and interviewing the President on his 100th Day. She has covered presidential and mid-term elections for Fox News since 2004, as well as extensive reporting from the field on the primary races across the country. MacCallum has reported from Normandy, France during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, and from Iwo Jima’s “Reunion of Honor.” Prior to Fox News, MacCallum was an award winning reporter for CNBC, covering homeland security and the US economy, and a reporter/producer for Wall Street Journal Television.