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An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
 
 
Author
Tom Brokaw.
Publisher Random House  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9780375760419
Pages/Publication Date 384/2001
Daedalus Item Code 31259
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"I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences," Tom Brokaw noted with gratitude and satisfaction, following the publication of The Greatest Generation and The Greatest Generation Speaks. In this third book in the series by the iconic NBC news anchor and correspondent, we hear from an Army Air Corps veteran (who enlisted in 1941 at age 17) remembering the Bataan Death March, and a black nurse who tells of her encounter with wartime segregation. Other members of the Greatest Generation recall historic episodes—Guadalcanal, the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, Midway—and describe their lives on the home front.

"Most of the selections were written by men who served in the armed forces, but Brokaw also includes letters from veterans' wives, children and grandchildren who have inherited a legacy they want to share. Brokaw divides the contributions into categories such as 'The Great Depression,' 'The Home Front' and 'The War in Europe,' and provides a brief overview of each period.... The strength of this collection lies in the engrossing and evocative letters. They document the actual experiences of men and women who risked their lives and endured great hardships for what they strongly believed was a good cause. Women widowed by the war provide haunting memoirs of the young men they loved and lost. Running through the correspondence are the values of patriotism, self-sacrifice and courage under fire that so characterized this wartime generation."—Publishers Weekly

 
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