The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation Author Tom Brokaw
ISBN-10 0812975294
ISBN-13 9780812975291
Year 2001-05-01
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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The instant classic and runaway bestseller that changed the way we saw World War II and an entire generation of Americans from the beloved journalist whose own iconic career has lasted more than fifty years In this magnificent testament to a nation and her people Tom Brokaw brings to life the extraordinary stories of a generation that gave new meaning to courage sacrifice and honor From military heroes to community leaders to ordinary citizens he profiles men and women who served their country with valor then came home and transformed it Senator Daniel Inouye decorated at the front fighting prejudice at home Martha Settle Putney one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs Charles Van Gorder a doctor who set up a MASH like medical facility in the middle of battle then opened a small clinic in his hometown Navy pilot and future president George H W Bush assigned to read the mail of the enlisted men under him who says that in doing so he learned about life and many other laudable Americans To this generation that gave so much and asked so little Brokaw offers eloquent tribute in true stories of everyday heroes in extraordinary times Praise for The Greatest Generation Moving a tribute to the members of the World War II generation to whom we Americans and the world owe so much The New York Times Book Review Full of wonderful wrenching tales of a generation of heroes Tom Brokaw reminds us what we are capable of as a people An inspiring read for those who wish their spirits lifted Colin L Powell Offers welcome inspiration It is impossible to read even a few of these accounts and not be touched by the books overarching message We who followed this generation have lived in the midst of greatness The Washington Times Entirely compelling The Wall Street Journal

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