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The Greatest Generation (Audiobook)

Brokaw, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0375405658 / ISBN 13: 9780375405655
Published by Random House Audiobooks, New York, 1998
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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Brand NEW copy in cellophane wraps. Read by Brokaw. Abridged. 3 cassettes; approximately 4 hours. Tear in cellophane at lower edge of casing, with light crinkle on casing. Light bump upper edge. All defects from shelving. Bookseller Inventory # 412492

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Title: The Greatest Generation (Audiobook)

Publisher: Random House Audiobooks, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Audiobook

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Thus

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4 cassettes / 4 hours
Read by the Author, Tom Brokaw
Also available on Compact Disc

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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Tom Brokaw was born in 1940, but it wasn't until he was a famous newscaster that he began to contemplate what his parents' generation--those born between 1910 and the mid-1920s--had accomplished. Narrating his own book, he discusses the sacrifices those men and women made: the bodily harm they suffered in war, the diligence with which they built families and businesses, the courage they displayed in rehabilitating their war wounds, the integrity and values that infused their lives. "They never whined or whimpered," Brokaw notes. The stories these men and women tell Brokaw are consistently startling--triumphant, tragic, courageous, sad, miraculous. Although Brokaw never gets maudlin or sappy, most people will find it impossible to listen to this audiobook with dry eyes. (Running time: 4 hours, 3 cassettes) --Lou Schuler

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