The Greatest Generation / The Greatest Generation Speaks (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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Distinguished journalist and former White House correspondent Tom Brokaw celebrates the lives and achievements of what he calls "the Greatest Generation"—the generation of Americans who fought in World War II and who led the nation, and the world, by their example in the postwar years—in this collection of two bestselling books.
 
The Greatest Generation tells the story of America's citizen heroes and heroines, who came of age during the ...

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Overview

Distinguished journalist and former White House correspondent Tom Brokaw celebrates the lives and achievements of what he calls "the Greatest Generation"—the generation of Americans who fought in World War II and who led the nation, and the world, by their example in the postwar years—in this collection of two bestselling books.
 
The Greatest Generation tells the story of America's citizen heroes and heroines, who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II, and who went on to build modern America. They were a generation united not only by a common purpose, but by common values—duty, honor, courage, service, love of family and country, and, above all, responsibililty for oneself. The Greatest Generation Speaks continues the story of the first book, drawing on letters, interviews, and memoirs of members of the Greatest Generation that offer, in Brokaw's own words, "firsthand accounts of battles and poignant reflections on loneliness, exuberant expressions of love and somber accounts of loss."
 
The Greatest Generation/The Greatest Generation Speaks is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in an exquisitely designed bonded-leather binding, with distinctive gilt edging and an attractive silk-ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensible cornerstone for every home library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385364263
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/6/2013
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 25,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He lives in New York and Montana.
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    1. Date of Birth:
      February 6, 1940
    2. Place of Birth:
      Webster, South Dakota
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of South Dakota

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Disappointing but still interesting

    This is a fine looking book, as are all the books in The Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Collection. I approached it with interest and looked forward to reading it. I have finished "The Greatest Generation" but haven't started "The Greatest Generation Speaks."
    My father - now departed - was in World War II. Many of the observations Tom Brokaw made concerning this generation seemed right on. Saving every thing. Devotion to spouse. Quiet, reluctant to speak out about the war years. It made me wish I had spoken more to my father about his experiences while I had the opportunity.
    Unfortunately, my overall impression of the book was disappointment. While it's interesting to read about some of the people that went on to become famous after their war experiences, after a while it seemed just a routine list of acheivements and interests. A lot of it failed to inspire me about what interested me most concerning the book - what my father and others like him went through to acheieve our freedom and life.
    It looks like the second book focusses more on personal remembrances. I'm hoping it will be a more enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    One of the best books on the heroes who fought in WWII. This is

    One of the best books on the heroes who fought in WWII. This is a beautiful collector's edition. I love the endpapers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2014

    I am 10 years older than Tom Brokaw and lived through WWII.. Thi

    I am 10 years older than Tom Brokaw and lived through WWII.. This book is a must-read history for the current generations.. accurate American history no longer being taught in many American schools..

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