An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

By: Brokaw, Tom

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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stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the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.

Title: An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

Author Name: Brokaw, Tom

Categories: US History,

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: April 2002

ISBN Number: 0375760415

ISBN Number 13: 9780375760419

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 328310