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After almost 15 years and hundreds of letters and interviews, Brokaw wrote The Greatest Generation, a representative cross-section of the stories he came across. However, this collection is more than a mere chronicle of a tumultuous time, it's history made personal by a cast of everyday people transformed by extraordinary circumstances: the first women to break the homemaker mold, minorities suffering countless indignities to boldly fight for their country, infantrymen who went on to become some of the most distinguished leaders in the world, small-town kids who became corporate magnates. From the reminiscences of George Bush and Julia Child to the astonishing heroism and moving love stories of everyday people, The Greatest Generation salutes those whose sacrifices changed the course of American history. --Rebekah Warren
Brokaw's book is an easy and very interesting and insightful read.
This is not a history book of WWII, but it does give you a great appreciation for the men and women of that generation.
Brokaw presents too many stories with not enough detail to actually get to know and care about the people in his book.
Fabulous book! I have always been fond of the WWII generation - my Dad, uncles, Father-in-law, friend's dads, neighbors, older co-workers - those folks just had incredible... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dean F. Blair
Bummer it took me so long to read it. What an amazing generation!Published 7 days ago by Marcel Cartier
Tom Brokaw skillfully captures the essence of the sense of urgency, importance, resourcefulness and self-sacrafice that motivated and rallied an entire generation around a common,... Read morePublished 11 days ago by N. Pettit
What more can be said, the stories are moving, the history memorable. Tom Brokaw and all his contributors of their lives memories have a remarkably moving and convicting effect. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great personal history accounts of actual participants and civilians involved in WWII. A seminal work that has inspired additional references to other generations in comparison to... Read morePublished 15 days ago by GLC
I really wanted to love this book. I've read many a memoir about the lives of WWII soldiers and the families who supported them. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ronalda