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An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  256 ratings  ·  15 reviews
“I 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stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of ...more
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published (first published 2001)
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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.
Hannah Capron
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.
We all talk about what is wrong in today's society. Read this and take a look back and learn from it. I'm afraid we're forgetting this history and there are so many lessons in it.
Paula Girard
Read after I read The Greatest Generation. It's a must read also.
Jun 23, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
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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  ·  review of another edition
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.
I am a lover of letters written by most anyone ... and I loved these letters written to Tom Brokaw from this collection of WWII vetrans. This book is very inspirational and contains much history.
Decent book. It was mostly left over letters from people writing in after they read The Greatest Generation. However there are some good letters. Typically the longer the letter the better.
Scott Whitney
One of the best books I have read this year. It made me think of my grandfather who was in the war, and my time in Baghdad.
Jim Swike
Pretty much a complement book to the Greatest Generation. If you like the Greatest Generation, you will like this book.
I"m currently reading this, but I am not worried that I will be disappointed. I love Tom Brokaw and enjoyed his first two books.
Sean Evans
An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (2001)
Feel good history/journalism from Tom Brokaw the television journalist's P.O.V.
Getting better as I get through the book. I definitely want to finish it now!
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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 ...more
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