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Album Of Memories, An - Tom Brokaw

Album Of Memories, An

Paperback Published: 30th April 2002
ISBN: 9780375760419
Number Of Pages: 386

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“I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the most humble corners of the land.”
—Tom Brokaw

In this beautiful American family album of stories from the Greatest Generation, the history of life as it was lived during the Depression and World War II comes alive and is preserved in people’s own words. Photographs and time lines also commemorate important dates and events. An Army Air Corps veteran who enlisted in 1941 at age seventeen writes to describe the Bataan Death March. A black nurse tells of her encounter with wartime segregation. 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 lives on the home front. Starting with the Depression and Pearl Harbor, moving on through the war years in Europe, in the Pacific, and at home, this unique book preserves a people’s rich historical heritage and the legacy of a nation’s heroism in war and its courage in peace—in the shaping of their lives and of the world we have today.

Industry Reviews

"Tom Brokaw has delivered a gift to this and future generations by bringing us these inspiring personal stories of the average Joes, the GI Joes, the young men and women who served our country and shaped the foundation of post-war America. Although some became famous, most returned to their hometowns dedicated to building an even better world... Tom has held up a mirror to reflect what may be their greatest legacy" Stephen Spielberg about The Greatest Generation

Forewordp. IX
From The Depression To Pearl Harborp. 1
The War In Europep. 37
The War In The Pacificp. 147
The Home Frontp. 219
Reflectionsp. 255
Contributorsp. 313
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ISBN: 9780375760419
ISBN-10: 0375760415
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 30th April 2002
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition