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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Brokaw Narrator: Tom Brokaw, A Full Cast Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“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stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the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.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie | 10/24/2013

    " I"m currently reading this, but I am not worried that I will be disappointed. I love Tom Brokaw and enjoyed his first two books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 9/7/2013

    " Getting better as I get through the book. I definitely want to finish it now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patricia | 4/22/2013

    " We miss a great blessing if we don't search out the lives and contributions of the "greatest generation" of men and women. The book bursts with personal stories and rich history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl/Aradanryl | 9/19/2012

    " Found parts of this book very interesting and enjoyable. Bought the book because of the author's name and I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed. "

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