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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
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Jul 19, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 12 to 31, 2010

I had wanted to read this book for a long time, and I am glad I finally did. However, it was much different than I thought it was going to be. The book is well written, and the stories are mostly very poignant. This book was written pre-9/11, and it was interesting to read it in a post-9/11 world, especially concidering some of the comments the WWII veterans had made to Brokaw. I also read this book with the background of knowing my grandparents, who survived the Great Depression and WWII -- my grandfather went in as a Marine in the 3rd wave on Okinawa. So many of the portraits reminded me of them. My suggestion for reading this book is try to read each portrait in one sitting; I found them to be more meaningful that way. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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