The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw audiobook

The Greatest Generation

By Tom Brokaw
Read by Tom Brokaw

Random House Audio
3.71 Hours Abridged
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    ISBN: 9780739300466

3 CDs  / 4 hours Read by the Author, Tom Brokaw Also available on cassette 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, American's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to bud modern America.   "They won the war; they saved the world.  They can home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted.  They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, The Baby Boomers.  A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated anywhere.  They have the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history."   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. "I am in awe of them, these men and women who have given us the world we have today.  I feel privileged to have been witness to their stories.  A I came to know many of them I became more and more moved by their everyday excellence - and more and more convinced that this is the greatest generation in our country's history." - Tom Brokaw

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

3 CDs  / 4 hours
Read by the Author, Tom Brokaw
Also available on cassette

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, American's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to bud modern America.  

"They won the war; they saved the world.  They can home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted.  They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, The Baby Boomers.  A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated anywhere.  They have the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history."  

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.

"I am in awe of them, these men and women who have given us the world we have today.  I feel privileged to have been witness to their stories.  A I came to know many of them I became more and more moved by their everyday excellence - and more and more convinced that this is the greatest generation in our country's history." - Tom Brokaw

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Don't miss the heartwarming New York Times bestseller that gives voice to The Greatest Generation:
The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and ReflectionsComing in July 2001 from Dell
Heartfelt ... A sweeping tribute to Americans who saved the world. It offers welcome inspiration. The Washington Times
Written with love and grace ... a book I will keep forever on my shelves. Frank McCourt, author of 'Tis
Full of wonderful, wrenching tales of a generation of heroes. Tom Brokaw reminds us of what we are capable of as a people. An inspiring read for those who wish their spirits lifted. General Colin L. Powell (ret.)
Entirely compelling. The Wall Street Journal
A moving scrapbook...a tribute to the members of the World War II generation to whom we Americans and the world owe so much. The New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Brokaw

Author Bio: Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Greatest Generation. In 2014, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPont Awards, a Peabody Award, and several Emmy Awards. He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, as well as writing for Time, Newsweek, and Men’s Journal. A native of South Dakota, he graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He joined NBC News in 1966, serving as the White House correspondent during Watergate and anchoring Today on NBC from 1976 to 1981. He was the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1983 to 2005.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English