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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Brokaw Narrator: Tom Brokaw Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The heartwarming New York Times bestseller by the author of The Greatest Generation

"When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today ... it was my way of saying thank you. I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book.

"I had written a book about America, and now America was writing back."

Tom Brokaw touched the heart of the nation with his towering #1 bestseller The Greatest Generation, a moving tribute to those who gave the world so much -- and who left an enduring legacy of heroism and grace. The Greatest Generation Speaks was born out of the vast outpouring of letters Brokaw received from people eager to share their personal memories and experiences of a momentous time in America's history.

These letters and reflections cross time, distance, and generations as they give voice to lives forever changed by war: eighty-year-old Clarence M. Graham, who recounts his harrowing experience as a soldier captured by the Japanese -- and provides a gripping eyewitness account of the dropping of the atomic bomb; Patricia Matthews Dorph, a soldier's daughter who shares the love letters her parents exchanged during the war, a lasting legacy of passion, devotion, and enduring love; Rabbi Judah Nadich, the first Jewish chaplain to serve in the war; Lorraine Davis, a civilian who helped form the Club of '44, a group of wartime wives who still meet today.

From the front lines of battle to the back porches of beloved hometowns, The Greatest Generation Speaks brings to life the hopes and dreams of a generation who fought our most hard-won victories, and whose struggles and sacrifices made our future possible.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Don't miss Tom Brokaw's #1 New York Times bestseller The Greatest Generation:
  • A sweeping tribute to Americans who saved the world. It offers welcome inspiration. The Washington Times
  • Entirely compelling. The Wall Street Journal
  • A moving scrapbook. The New York Times Book Review
  • Written with love and grace ... a book I will keep forever on my shelves. Frank McCourt, author of 'Tis
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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tyler | 2/15/2014

    " Didn't enjoy this one as much as Brokaw's original, but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dana | 2/6/2014

    " I have always loved books of letters. I don't think there is a better way to learn about someone than to read their letters. This is a great collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shelley | 2/6/2014

    " I like this better than The Greatest Generation because these are first-hand accounts of their struggles. I also like that he compiled letters from children, women, soldiers, and everyday citizens of that time period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lennie | 2/4/2014

    " I enjoyed reading the letters Tom Brokaw published in his book that came in response to The Greatest Generation. The letters reflected personal accounts and some were truly touching! "

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