Synopses & Reviews
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 peoples 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 peoples rich historical heritage and the legacy of the heroism of a nation.
About the Author
Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NMC. Hes been the sole anchor and managing director of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two Duponts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He is the author of the best selling books The Greatest Generation and The Greatest Generation Speaks. He lives in New York and Montana.