The Greatest Generation Speaks

The Greatest Generation Speaks

The Greatest Generation Speaks collects the vast outpouring of letters Brokaw received from men and women eager to share their intensely personal stories of a momentous time in America’s history.

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812975307

Category: History

Page: 260

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A powerful selection of the letters Tom Brokaw received in response to his towering #1 bestseller The Greatest Generation. “When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today—the people I called the Greatest Generation—it was my way of saying thank you. But I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book. I had written a book about America, and now America was writing back.”—Tom Brokaw In the phenomenal bestseller The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw paid affecting tribute to those who gave the world so much—and who left an enduring legacy of courage and conviction. The Greatest Generation Speaks collects the vast outpouring of letters Brokaw received from men and women eager to share their intensely personal stories of a momentous time in America’s history. Some letters tell of the front during the war, others recall loved ones in harm’s way in distant places. They offer first-hand accounts of battles, poignant reflections on loneliness, exuberant expressions of love, and somber feelings of loss. As Brokaw notes, “If we are to heed the past to prepare for the future, we should listen to these quiet voices of a generation that speaks to us of duty and honor, sacrifice and accomplishment. I hope more of their stories will be preserved and cherished as reminders of all that we owe them and all that we can learn from them.”
Categories: History

The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0385364261

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 652

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Categories: World War, 1939-1945

The Greatest Generation Speaks

The Greatest Generation Speaks

Letters and Reflections Tom Brokaw. The letters, many of them written in firm ... Members of the Greatest Generation still believe in the old-fashioned virtues of letter writing and personal testimony. Some of them could also draw on ...

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780375504631

Category: History

Page: 272

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A heartwarming gift for the holidays—a powerful selection of the letters Tom Brokaw received in response to his towering #1 bestseller The Greatest Generation. “When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today—the people I called the Greatest Generation—it was my way of saying thank you. But I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book. I had written a book about America, and now America was writing back.”—Tom Brokaw In the phenomenal bestseller The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw paid affecting tribute to those who gave the world so much—and who left an enduring legacy of courage and conviction. The Greatest Generation Speaks collects the vast outpouring of letters Brokaw received from men and women eager to share their intensely personal stories of a momentous time in America’s history. Some letters tell of the front during the war, others recall loved ones in harm’s way in distant places. They offer first-hand accounts of battles, poignant reflections on loneliness, exuberant expressions of love, and somber feelings of loss. As Brokaw notes, “If we are to heed the past to prepare for the future, we should listen to these quiet voices of a generation that speaks to us of duty and honor, sacrifice and accomplishment. I hope more of their stories will be preserved and cherished as reminders of all that we owe them and all that we can learn from them.”
Categories: History

Greatest Generation Speaks Letters and Reflections

Greatest Generation Speaks Letters and Reflections

Collects letters sent to the author in response to "The Greatest Generation," his tribute to the generation of Americans who fought in World War II and came home to build a new America during the post-war era.

Author: Tom Brokaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 0605204608

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Myth and the Greatest Generation

Myth and the Greatest Generation

See Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections (New York: Delta, 1999) and Tom Brokaw, An Album ofMemories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generaton (New York: Random House, 2001).

Author: Kenneth Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135909956

Category: History

Page: 381

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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’.
Categories: History

War Makes Men of Boys

War Makes Men of Boys

J. Glenn Gray, The Warriors: Reflections on Men in Battle (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959). 21. ... 1998); Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections (NewYork: Random House, 1999); Tom Brokaw, ...

Author: Katherine I. Miller

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603447744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Hundreds of novels have been written about young men coming of age in war. And millions of young men have, in fact, come of age in combat. This is the story of one of them, as told by his daughter, based on the daily letters he wrote to his family in 1944 and 1945. After ten months of stateside training, nineteen-year-old Joe Ted (Bud) Miller shipped out from New York harbor in November 1944 and served with the 63rd Infantry in France and Germany. Although he fought with his unit at the Colmar Pocket and earned a Bronze Star for his role in pushing through the Siegfried Line, his letters focus less on the details of battle than on the many aspects of his life in the military: food, PX, movies, biographies of friends and platoon-mates, training activities, travelogues, and the behavior (good and bad) of officers. Bud’s journalistic skills show in his letters and fill his reports with a wealth of objective detail, as well as articulate reflections on his feelings about his experiences. Katherine I. Miller, a communication scholar, brings to her father’s letters—which form the centerpiece of the book—her scholarly training in analyzing issues such as the development of masculinity in historical context, the formation of adult identity, and the psychological effects of war. Further insights gained from additional personal and family archives, interviews with surviving family members, official paperwork, the unit history of the 63rd Infantry Division (254th Regiment), unit newspapers, pictorial histories, maps, and accounts by other unit members aided her in crafting this “interpretive biography.” The book also serves as a window onto more general questions of how individuals navigate complicated turning points thrown at them by external events and internal struggles as they move from youth to adulthood.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Holy Days

American Holy Days

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections. new york: random House, 1999 childers, Thomas. Soldier From the War Returning: The Greatest Generation's Troubled Homecoming from World War II. Boston: Houghton mifflin ...

Author: Boardman W. Kathan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532614552

Category: History

Page: 214

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In times of stress and conflict the celebration of patriotic holidays can bring us together. These ten chapters examine the traditional national holidays of the United States of America—plus Flag Day and Constitution Day—by presenting the persons and events they commemorate, which have shaped American history and identity. In addition, Lincoln’s birthday—never proclaimed a national holiday—is considered in an appendix. This book restores the original meaning of these celebrations and looks closely at their development in American history, seeking to inspire renewed ways of celebration, commemoration, and observance. It is an aid for recalling our history, reclaiming our values and traditions, and restoring a sense of community. Each chapter looks at the many books and research written about the events commemorated by these holidays, showing their relevance for today, and their spiritual or religious dimensions. Although the United States of America was not founded as a “Christian nation” on biblical principles, people throughout American history have perceived divine guidance—or what George Washington called “Providential interposition.” This book is for the general public, members of patriotic organizations and associations, and as a resource book for schools and religious institutions.
Categories: History

Communication Skills for Working with Elders

Communication Skills for Working with Elders

They can prepare excerpts from popular personal writing, such as J. Durrell's Beasts in My Bed, B. Magione's An Ethnic at Large, Tom Brokaw's The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections, or Ben Franklin's autobiography.

Author: Barbara Dreher, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116239

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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ìDr. Dreherís book is a concise and highly readable guide to developing and enhancing oneís communication skills for the betterment of the elderly personís quality of life... [It] clearly has a place on the bookshelf of every layman and professional alike who interacts with elderly people.î - Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, about the first edition ì...extremely useful as a teaching tool.î - Geriatric Nursing, about the first edition This popular text provides practical guidelines for effective interaction with the elderly and presents techniques for overcoming common communication problems and disorders common among elders. New to this second edition are chapters addressing assisted living, the use of computers for communication, the ìBoomers,î and new approaches for dealing with emotional strains of anxiety and depression, among others. Each chapter concludes with exercises and activities designed to help readers practice and hone their skills. This book is ideal for courses in departments of gerontology, social work, nursing, and communication.
Categories: Medical

Culture Wars

Culture Wars

Brokaw has focused admiring attention on the World War II generation in his books The Greatest Generation (1998), The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections (1999), and An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the ...

Author: Roger Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473510

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 942

The term "culture wars" refers to the political and sociological polarisation that has characterised American society the past several decades. This new edition provides an enlightening and comprehensive A-to-Z ready reference, now with supporting primary documents, on major topics of contemporary importance for students, teachers, and the general reader. It aims to promote understanding and clarification on pertinent topics that too often are not adequately explained or discussed in a balanced context. With approximately 640 entries plus more than 120 primary documents supporting both sides of key issues, this is a unique and defining work, indispensable to informed discussions of the most timely and critical issues facing America today.
Categories: Business & Economics

Soldier from the War Returning

Soldier from the War Returning

The Greatest Generation's Troubled Homecoming from World War II Thomas Childers ... For more in the same vein, see Brokaw's The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections (New York, 1999), and An Album of Memories: Personal ...

Author: Thomas Childers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618773688

Category: History

Page: 340

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Intimate portraits of three families whose lives were adversely affected by World War II challenges popular misconceptions that the war's soldiers returned healthy and convinced that their service was in the world's best interest, in a revisionist account that reveals how veterans struggled with such debilitating challenges as PTSD, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelessness.
Categories: History