Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation. They succeeded on every front. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest.
They won the war; they saved the world.
They have the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. It spawned a TV documentary miniseries of the same name, hosted by Brokaw, as well as two spin-off books, The Greatest Generation Speaks: They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted.
An inspiring read for those who wish their spirits lifted. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history.
In this book, you will meet people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, and were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
In this book youll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history.
They won the war; they saved the world. Through these and other stories in The Greatest Generation, youll relive with ordinary men and women, military heroes, famous people of great achievement, and community leaders how these extraordinary times forged the values and provided the training that made a people and a nation great.
They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. Brokaw divides the people he discusses into several different groups. Letters and Reflections and An Album of Memories: To be notified when we launch a full study guide, please contact us.
A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere.
They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didnt think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too.
They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. Many of these stories are being told for the first time.Tom Brokaw is the author of seven bestsellers: The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, An Album of Memories, Boom!, The Time of Our Lives, A Long Way from Home, and A Lucky Life Interrupted.
The Greatest Generation Author: Tom Brokaw "In the spring ofI went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
The Greatest Generation is a very moving non-fiction novel that contains real life fascinating stories of WWII and the Great Depression that give you a look into the lives of veteran soldiers telling their story to Tom Brokaw.4/5.
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/5(). Brokaw profiles those who came of age during World War II in the US, stemming from his attendance at the D-Day 40th anniversary celebrations.
In the book, Brokaw wrote, "it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced".Genre: Non-fiction.
The Greatest Generation is a work of non-fiction by American journalist and author Tom Brokaw.
Brokaw coined the term “The Greatest Generation” to describe those who came of age during World War II in the United States, and focuses on both those who fought in the war in Europe and Japan, and those who contributed to the war effort at.Download