The Greatest Generation

Tom Brokaw

Item specifics:

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (May 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0812975294 (audio)
ISBN-13: 978-0812975291
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Tom Brokaw was born in 1940, but it wasn't until he was a famous newscaster that he began to contemplate what his parents' generation--those born between 1910 and the mid-1920s--had accomplished. Narrating his own book, he discusses the sacrifices those men and women made: the bodily harm they suffered in war, the diligence with which they built families and businesses, the courage they displayed in rehabilitating their war wounds, the integrity and values that infused their lives. "They never whined or whimpered," Brokaw notes. The stories these men and women tell Brokaw are consistently startling--triumphant, tragic, courageous, sad, miraculous. Although Brokaw never gets maudlin or sappy, most people will find it impossible to listen to this audiobook with dry eyes.

-- Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Running time: 4 hours

Listen to is here in mp3 format with time given
Disk 1 (37:10) - Disk 2 (37:11 )
Disk 3 (37:49) - Disk 4 (37:10)
Disk 5 (37:12) - Disk 6 (35:10)

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