An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

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Random House Publishing Group, Jul 31, 2001 - History - 336 pages
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A seventeen-year-old who enlisted in the army in 1941 writes to describe the Bataan Death March. Other members of the greatest generation describe their war — in such historic episodes as Guadalcanal, the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and Midway — as well as their life on the home front. In this beautiful American family album of stories, reflections, memorabilia, and photographs, history comes alive and is preserved, in people’s own words and through photographs and time lines that commemorate important dates and events. Starting with the Depression and Pearl Harbor, on through the war in Europe and the Pacific, this unusual book preserves a people’s rich historical heritage and the legacy of the heroism of a nation.
 

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Tom Brokaw is certainly a respected news anchor and reporter, but younger readers, and older ones as well, owe him a great debt for collecting and saving these very personal stories from "the greatest ... Read full review

An album of memories: personal histories from the greatest generation

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Thanks in part to NBC news anchor Brokaw, the "greatest generation" will certainly not become the forgotten generation anytime soon. This sequel to The Greatest Generation Speaks uses the same format ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
34
Section 4
35
Section 5
74
Section 6
78
Section 7
88
Section 8
96
Section 12
166
Section 13
171
Section 14
176
Section 15
215
Section 16
217
Section 17
232
Section 18
244
Section 19
281

Section 9
112
Section 10
120
Section 11
129
Section 20
295
Section 21
302
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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. A native of South Dakota, he graduated from the University of South Dakota, and began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He was the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1983 to 2005. He continues to report for NBC News, producing long-form documentaries and providing expertise during breaking news events. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, three Peabody Awards, and several Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement. In 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He lives in New York and Montana.

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