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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