Greatest Generation

Greatest Generation

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by Tom Brokaw
     
 

April 1999

Since 1983, Tom Brokaw has been broadcasting the national news as the sole anchor and editor of "NBC Nightly News." Now, with his book The Greatest Generation, 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

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April 1999

Since 1983, Tom Brokaw has been broadcasting the national news as the sole anchor and editor of "NBC Nightly News." Now, with his book The Greatest Generation, 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 WWII. This generation, united by a common purpose, went on to build modern America. In his book, Brokaw introduces people whose everyday lives reveal how a generation persevered through war, were trained by it, and then went on to create interesting and useful lives and the America we have today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613371780
Publisher:
Bt Bound
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Generations
The Time of their Lives3
Ordinary People
Thomas and Eileen Broderick: Insurance Agency Owner17
Charles O. Van Gorder, MD: Surgeon25
Wesley Ko: Printing Business37
James and Dorothy Dowling: Highway Superintendent45
Rev. Harry Reginald "Reg" Hammond: Anglican Priest55
Lloyd Kilmer: County Clerk and Real Estate Executive61
Gordon Larsen: Powerhouse Operator69
John "Lefty" Caulfield: School Principal77
Home Front
Charles Briscoe: Boeing Engineer89
Dorothy Haener: UAW Organizer96
Heroes
Bob Bush: Lumber and Building Supply Business105
Joe Foss: U.S. Marine Corps Pilot115
Leonard "Bud" Lomell: Lawyer125
Women in Uniform and Out
Mary Hallaren: Colonel, U.S. Army, Women's Auxiliary Corps139
Jeanne Holm: General, U.S. Air Force139
Marion Rivers Nittel151
Claudine "Scottie" Lingelbach: Teacher/Real Estate Agent151
Alison Ely Campbell151
Margaret Ray Ringenberg: Women's Air Force Service Pilot163
Mary Louise Roberts Wilson: U.S. Army Nurse Corps173
Shame
Martha Settle Putney: History Professor185
Johnnie Holmes: Real Estate Investor193
Luis Armijo: Schoolteacher203
Nao Takasugi: California State Assemblyman215
Norman Mineta: California Congressman215
Love, Marriage, Commitment
John and Peggy Assenzio: Salesman/Teacher233
The Dumbos241
Gaylord and Carrie Lee Nelson: Governor and Senator249
Jeanette Gagne Norton257
Daphne Cavin257
Famous People
George Bush: President of the United States273
Ben Bradlee: Journalist281
Art Buchwald: Writer287
Andy Rooney: Journalist293
Julia Child: Chef299
Gertrude Belle "Trudy" Elion: Chemist303
Chesterfield Smith: Attorney, President of the American Bar Association307
Al Neuharth: Founder, USA Today319
Maurice "Hank" Greenberg: CEO, American International Group319
The Arena
Mark Hatfield: U.S. Senator333
Robert Dole: U.S. Senator, Presidential Candidate341
Daniel Inouye: U.S. Senator349
Caspar Weinberger: Secretary of Defense357
Lloyd Cutler: Counsel to Presidents Carter and Clinton365
George Shultz: Cabinet Member369
Arthur Schlesinger: Historian369
Ed Guthman: Journalist, Press Secretary to Robert F. Kennedy377
The Twilight of their Lives381

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