Zero to 100 in a Lifetime: The Memoir of Tom Robb
On November 16, 1910, in a little white bungalow on the edge of Garza, Texas, Doctor Taylor delivered a blue-eyed baby boy who was happy to be the newest member of America’s greatest generation. In his memoir—written during the year he turned one hundred—Tom Robb shares the details of his fascinating journey through the flavor and follies of twentieth century American life.
Tom Robb’s life began in a world where cars were few and far between and flying machines were astonishing. Only eighteen months old when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, Tom narrates a captivating story of what his life was like as major world events played out around him. As World War I ended, Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression followed—sending the nation plunging into some of its darkest times. An optimist by nature, Tom details how he learned to live his life fully as he discovered love, found a job, married, served in World War II, and eventually marched confidently into the achievement of his own American dream.
Zero to 100 in a Lifetime shares a delightful glimpse into one man’s unforgettable journey from a Tom Sawyer-like existence into modern America.