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An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw
âI cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Random House Trade Paperbacks
(first published 2001)
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Jan 05, 2013 Cheryl rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Found parts of this book very interesting and enjoyable. Bought the book because of the author's name and I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed.
May 09, 2015 Hannah Capron rated it 5 of 5 stars
Such a bittersweet book in complement of the Greatest Generation, which I have not read yet. It certainly reminds you of all who risked their lives for our country. I wish I could thank every one of them, including the ones who didn't make it home.
An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation had many different points of view on the "Greatest Generation", mostly regarding the time of the Great Depression and WWII. A collection of letters and remembrances that were touching to read and gave a more personal look into this wonderful group of people who lived through a very tough time period and not only survived, but thrived.
Nov 24, 2008 Martha rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those that desire to learn about World War II
Recommended to Martha by: Found it myself
Brokow does an amazing job of weaving all the parts of World War II together- from the Depression to Pearl Harbor, the War in Europe, War in the Pacific, The Home Front and the ending- but in letters from people involved in each area- a true album of stories that is easy to read from the lives of people that lived them.
Thomas John Brokaw is an American television journalist and author, previously working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. His last broadcast as anchorman was on December 1, 2004, succeeded by Brian Williams in a carefully planned transition. In the later ...moreMore about Tom Brokaw...