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The Greatest Generation

Tom Brokaw

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The instant classic and runaway bestseller 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

Language:

English

Length:

3h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:38