Album of Memories Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

ISBN-10: 0375760415
ISBN-13: 9780375760419
Edition: 2003
Authors: Tom Brokaw
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Description: “I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

“I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the most humble corners of the land.” —Tom Brokaw In this beautiful American family album of stories from the Greatest Generation, the history of life as it was lived during the Depression and World War II comes alive and is preserved in people’s own words. Photographs and time lines also commemorate important dates and events. An Army Air Corps veteran who enlisted in 1941 at age seventeen writes to describe the Bataan Death March. A black nurse tells of her encounter with wartime segregation. Other members of the Greatest Generation describe their war—in such historic episodes as Guadalcanal, the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and Midway—as well as their lives on the home front. Starting with the Depression and Pearl Harbor, moving on through the war years in Europe, in the Pacific, and at home, this unique book preserves a people’s rich historical heritage and the legacy of a nation’s heroism in war and its courage in peace—in the shaping of their lives and of the world we have today.

Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha & Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, & from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor & managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, & several Emmys. He is the author of the bestselling books "The Greatest Generation" & "The Greatest Generation Speaks". He lives in New York & Montana.

Foreword
From The Depression To Pearl Harbor
The War In Europe
The War In The Pacific
The Home Front
Reflections
Contributors

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