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The greatest generation

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3 CDsnbsp;nbsp;/ 4 hours Read by the Author, Tom Brokaw Also available on cassette In this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell - through the stories of individual men and women - the story of a generation, American's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to bud modern America.nbsp;nbsp; "They won the war; they saved the world.nbsp;nbsp;They can home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted.nbsp;nbsp;They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, The Baby Boomers.nbsp;nbsp;A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated anywhere.nbsp;nbsp;They have the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history."nbsp;nbsp; This generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values - duty, honor, economy courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself. "I am in awe of them, these men and women who have given us the world we have today.nbsp;nbsp;I feel privileged to have been witness to their stories.nbsp;nbsp;A I came to know many of them I became more and more moved by their everyday excellence - and more and more convinced that this is the greatest generation in our country's history." - Tom Brokaw
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display_description The instant classic 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 book's 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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