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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.

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.

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.

The Greatest Generation Comes Home


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Author : Michael D. Gambone
language : en
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2005-10-18

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 2005-10-18 with History 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.

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’.

Long Journeys Home


Long Journeys Home
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Author : Michael D. Gambone
language : en
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2017-12-01

Long Journeys 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 2017-12-01 with History categories.


In the modern history of American veterans, it is sometimes difficult to separate myth from fact. The men and women who served in World War II are routinely praised as heroes; the “Greatest Generation,” after all, triumphed over fascism and successfully reentered postwar society. Veterans of the Vietnam War, on the other hand, occupy a different thread in the postwar narrative, sometimes as a threat to society but usually as victims of it; these vets returned home to a combination of disdain, fear, and prolonged suffering. And until very recently, both the public and historians have largely overlooked veterans of the Korean War altogether; the hit television show M*A*S*H was set in Korea but was more about Vietnam. Long Journeys Home explores the veteran experience of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. It examines and dissects the various myths that have grown up around each of these wars. Author Michael D. Gambone compares and contrasts the basic elements of each narrative, including the factors that influenced the decision to enlist, the impact of combat on life after the war, the struggles of postwar economic adjustment, and participation in (or withdrawal from) social and political activism. Gambone does not treat these veterans monolithically but instead puts each era’s veterans in historical context. He also explores the nuances of race, gender, and class. Despite many differences, some obvious and some not, Gambone nonetheless finds a great deal of continuity, and ultimately concludes that Korean and Vietnam veterans have much more in common with the Greatest Generation than was previously understood.

Soldier From The War Returning


Soldier From The War Returning
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Author : Thomas Childers
language : en
Publisher: Mariner Books
Release Date : 2010

Soldier From The War Returning written by Thomas Childers and has been published by Mariner Books this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010 with History categories.


Challenges popular misconceptions that World War II soldiers returned healthy and convinced that their service was in the world's best interest, revealing how veterans struggled with such challenges as PTSD, substance abuse, and homelessness.