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The Greatest Generation


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Author : Tom Brokaw
language : en
Publisher: Random House
Release Date : 2010-09-30

The Greatest Generation written by Tom Brokaw and has been published by Random House this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-09-30 with History categories.


In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation - America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This was a generation united by common values - by duty, honour, courage, service and love of family and country. Here you'll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You'll hear ex-President George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. You'll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. And you'll meet Martha Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs. In the spirit of Band of Brothers, The Greatest Generation tells the stories of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events - individuals united by a common purpose - working, living and dying in the service of their country.

Myth And The Greatest Generation


Myth And The Greatest Generation
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Author : Kenneth Rose
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2013-05-13

Myth And The Greatest Generation written by Kenneth Rose and has been published by Routledge this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-05-13 with History categories.


Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as ‘The Good War’.

An Album Of Memories


An Album Of Memories
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Author : Tom Brokaw
language : en
Publisher: Random House
Release Date : 2001-07-31

An Album Of Memories written by Tom Brokaw and has been published by Random House this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2001-07-31 with History categories.


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.

The Greatest Generation Speaks


The Greatest Generation Speaks
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Author : Tom Brokaw
language : en
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release Date : 2005

The Greatest Generation Speaks written by Tom Brokaw and has been published by Random House Incorporated this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2005 with History categories.


Brokaw wrote the bestselling "The Greatest Generation" and now the subjects have written back. This book of letters and reflections allows members of the World War II generation and their families to speak for themselves.

In The Shadow Of The Greatest Generation


In The Shadow Of The Greatest Generation
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Author : Melinda L. Pash
language : en
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date : 2014-05-22

In The Shadow Of The Greatest Generation written by Melinda L. Pash and has been published by NYU Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2014-05-22 with History categories.


Largely overshadowed by World War II’s “greatest generation” and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on conflict participants, the Korean Peninsula chipped away at the beliefs, physical and mental well-being, and fortitude of Americans completing wartime tours of duty there. Upon returning home, Korean War veterans struggled with home front attitudes toward the war, faced employment and family dilemmas, and wrestled with readjustment. Not unlike other wars, Korea proved a formative and defining influence on the men and women stationed in theater, on their loved ones, and in some measure on American culture. In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation not only gives voice to those Americans who served in the “forgotten war” but chronicles the larger personal and collective consequences of waging war the American way.

There Is A Generation


There Is A Generation
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Author : W. H. Buzzard
language : en
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date : 2015-01-03

There Is A Generation written by W. H. Buzzard and has been published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2015-01-03 with Fiction categories.


This story is "laugh-out-loud funny" as told by a "master story teller," expressed the book's editor, whose credits include lecturer, instructor and author of 14 novels, in her summation ofThere is a Generation. In 1950s Midland, Texas, best friends Tim and Hect are enjoying the high life. Coddled in the type of lifestyle that allows them to play “war” with .22 caliber semiautomatic rifles, they suddenly find their world turned upside down when their game of random shooting turns into a ghastly murder, or so they are convinced. Hect has the idea to set fire to an old shack in an abandoned junkyard for a final thrill after a day of mischief. Tim readily agrees, though he thinks his friend's target is a wasp nest in a mesquite bush, not the shack. They fill a beer bottle with fuel from a wrecked truck and hurl the Molotov cocktail at a shack, which erupts into a fireball. Stunned that his friend chose to set fire to the empty office, instead of a wasp nest, Tim gapes in horror at the sight of a blazing figure who appears in the tiny hut's window. The human torch and a shocked Tim gaze at each other a brief instant, the memory of which lasts forever in the boy's mind. Interrupted by the sound of shrill sirens coming from town, and believing their prank will land them in prison, if not death row, Tim and Hect think their only choice lies in being fugitives from the law. Armed only with dogged determination and a forehead-slapping sense of naivety, the two boys flee out into the harsh Texas desert. Because of their spoiled rotten lifestyles they've lived so far, the two softies couldn't be less prepared to face hunger, thirst, life on the road, homelessness and a hidden world of poverty and slums, plus the mean streets of a third world country. In their travels through wilderness and city ghettos, Tim and Hect fall into adventures and troubles beyond their wildest imagination. Added to that, they must avoid dangers such as being pursued by a ferocious 125 pound dog named Mauler. Half-chow, half-Irish Setter and the spitting image of a lion, the dog chases the two through open desert with the intent of feasting on a double-brat burger. From scam artists to wisecracking motel owners to escaped convicts and frenzied mercenaries, the friends stumble from West Texas to New Mexico to Old Mexico in a tongue-in-cheek romp that will take readers through ranges of emotion from teary-eyed to laughter. Along the way, they meet such one-of-a-kind characters as Fast-One, a slum lord and work-cafe owner who ought to meet lynchmob justice because of the cruel practical jokes she pulls; to a cowboy and his wife, Eli, and Snowball, who run a diner and allow Tim as dishwasher to eat all the scraps he wants for a salary; to a trucker named T.J. and his beautiful-but-scheming daughter, Becca, who run a scam they have proudly called the "Poison Log Routine." And many more oddball-but-lovable characters. A biting satire on societal excess and privilege that makes fun of the 1950s and the kids of "The Greatest Generation," the action/adventure novel,There is a Generation expertly reflects the wildness of boyhood, the idiocy of entitlement, and the fleeting nature of childhood in a way that will entice audiences of all ages. From beginning to end, the fiction novel is a fun romp through lots of adventure and comedic situations with a surprise ending that few, if any, will see coming. A sequel is due to be published in the fall of 2015, There is a Generation II. If you want advance notice on the exact date to read further adventures of Tim and Hect, send an email with the title "Sequel" to [email protected] Also, any comments or critiques will be welcomed.

The Greatest Generation Comes Home


The Greatest Generation Comes Home
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Author : Michael D. Gambone
language : en
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2005

The Greatest Generation Comes Home written by Michael D. Gambone and has been published by Texas A&M University Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2005 with United States categories.


At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, filled with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope as most citizens at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history. "The Greatest Generation Comes Home" combines military and social history into a comprehensive narrative of the veteran's experience after World War II. It integrates early impressions of home in 1945 with later stories of medical recovery, education, work, politics, and entertainment, as well as moving accounts of the dislocation, alienation, and discomfort many faced. The book includes the experiences of not only the millions of veterans drawn from mainstream white America, but also the women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans who served the nation. Perhaps most important, the book also examines the legacy bequeathed by these veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields around the world.