In this superb audiobook, 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 generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values- duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibility for oneself.
"Why we appreciate this generation"
The men and women honored in Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation speak in this collection of letters from and about the Depression and World War II.
"Not for everyone"
Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel suit, and the next minute it was time to "turn on, tune in, drop out". While Americans were walking on the moon, Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond question, and there were far fewer answers than before.
"Another Brokaw hit"
Tom Brokaw is a popular television journalist, currently working on news documentaries for NBC. He is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. In the later part of Tom Brokaw's tenure, Nightly News became the most watched cable or broadcast news program in the United States.
From Tom Brokaw, the best-selling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change - a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.
"My favorite anchorman faces mortality"
"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stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs...As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the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
“What happened to the America I thought I knew?” Brokaw writes. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re easy prey for hijackers who could steer us onto a path to a crash landing? ... I do have some thoughts, original and inspired by others, for our journey into the heart of a new century.”
"A book for EVERY Generation - Funny & Insightful"
Tom Brokaw, a trusted member of our elite journalistic core, writes a beautiful memoir of his quintessentially American experience: from his parents' life in the thirties, to his own boyhood on the prairies of South Dakota in the forties, to his early career as a reporter in the tumultuous sixties, up to the present.
"I Enjoyed It Very Much"
In this beautiful collection of memories, Tom Brokaw speaks of growing up in the American heartland during the central decades of the 20th century, and reflects on what has brought so many Americans to lead lives that are a long way from home.
"A Clear View Of Tom Brokaw's Rear View Window"
Adults, teens, and children are all exposed to 24/7 news coverage. What's the result? In this visit to New York's 92nd Street Y, Tom Brokaw talks with psychiatrist Gail Saltz about how the media influences our psychological perceptions. They also explore the psychology of "The Greatest Generation" and what we can learn about resilience and sacrifice of said generation.
"Excellent Commentary of a crazy period of time!"