The Greatest Generation Comes Home

The Greatest Generation Comes Home
Author: Michael D. Gambone
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2005-10-18
ISBN: 9781585444885
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation Comes Home Book Excerpt:

At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, filled with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope as most citizens at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history. The Greatest Generation Comes Home combines military and social history into a comprehensive narrative of the veteran’s experience after World War II. It integrates early impressions of home in 1945 with later stories of medical recovery, education, work, politics, and entertainment, as well as moving accounts of the dislocation, alienation, and discomfort many faced. The book includes the experiences of not only the millions of veterans drawn from mainstream white America, but also the women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans who served the nation. Perhaps most important, the book also examines the legacy bequeathed by these veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields around the world.

The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation
Author: Tom Brokaw
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 1409002101
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation - America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America. This was a generation united by common values - by duty, honour, courage, service and love of family and country. Here you'll meet people like Charles Van Gorder, who set up during D-Day a MASH-like medical facility in the middle of the fighting, and then came home to create a clinic and hospital in his hometown. You'll hear ex-President George Bush talk about how, as a Navy Air Corps combat pilot, one of his assignments was to read the mail of the enlisted men under him, to be sure no sensitive military information would be compromised. You'll meet Trudy Elion, winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, one of the many women in this book who found fulfilling careers in the changed society as a result of the war. And you'll meet Martha Putney, one of the first black women to serve in the newly formed WACs. In the spirit of Band of Brothers, The Greatest Generation tells the stories of ordinary men and women caught up in extraordinary events - individuals united by a common purpose - working, living and dying in the service of their country.

Myth and the Greatest Generation

Myth and the Greatest Generation
Author: Kenneth Rose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135909946
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as ‘The Good War’.

Sons of the Greatest Generation

Sons of the Greatest Generation
Author: Ron Copeland
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 1460289307
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sons of the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Like thousands of young men before and after him, in 1967 at just nineteen years old, Ron Copeland was drafted into the US Army, trained as an infantry soldier, and shipped off to Vietnam. He spent the next year of his life immersed in the fear, fatigue, tedium, and moral ambiguity that comes with life in a combat zone, while forming deep bonds with his fellow soldiers. Contrary to the losers, addicts, and crazed baby killers that Vietnam veterans have been portrayed to be, Ron found them to be "good boys from every corner of our country, black and white, rich and poor, who did as we were told, the best job we could." From Ron's point of view, he and his fellow soldiers were sons of the "greatest generation," who wanted only to honor their fathers by answering their nation's call, just like their fathers did in World War II. As a soldier with the First Cavalry Division, Ron participated in some of the most pivotal conflicts of the war, including the Tet Offensive and the siege of Khe Sanh. He wrote this book not only as a memoir of his experience but also as an effort to set the record straight concerning the true character of his fellow soldiers. Packed with photos and personal stories, Sons of the Greatest Generation is a fascinating firstperson account of the Vietnam conflict.

Letters from the Greatest Generation

Letters from the Greatest Generation
Author: Howard H. Peckham,Shirley A. Snyder
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 0253024609
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

A collection of personal letters from overseas that reveal in day-to-day detail what it was like to serve in World War II. Recounting victory and defeat, love and loss, this is a remarkable and frank collection of World War II letters penned by American men and women serving overseas. Here, the hopes and dreams of the greatest generation fill each page, and their voices ring loud and clear. “It’s all part of the game but it’s bloody and rough,” writes one soldier to his wife. “Wearing two stripes now and as proud as an old cat with five kittens,” remarks another. Yet, as many countries rejoiced on V-E Day, this book reveals that soldiers were “too tired and sad to celebrate.” Filled with the everyday thoughts of these fighters, the letters are by turns heartbreaking and amusing, revealing and frightening. While visiting a German concentration camp, one man wrote, “I don’t like Army life but I’m glad we are here to stop these atrocities.” Meanwhile, in another letter a soldier quips, “I know lice don’t crawl so I figured they were fleas.” A fitting tribute to all veterans, this book brings the experience of war—its dramatic horrors, its dreary hardships, its desperate hope for a better future—to vivid life. “An intimate portrait of the mundane and remarkable, of heroism and terror, of friendship and loss . . . Timely, compelling, and important reading.”—Matthew L. Basso, author of Men at Work

Myth and the Greatest Generation

Myth and the Greatest Generation
Author: Kenneth Rose
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1135909954
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Myth and the Greatest Generation calls into question the glowing paradigm of the World War II generation set up by such books as The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw. Including analysis of news reports, memoirs, novels, films and other cultural artefacts Ken Rose shows the war was much more disruptive to the lives of Americans in the military and on the home front during World War II than is generally acknowledged. Issues of racial, labor unrest, juvenile delinquency, and marital infidelity were rampant, and the black market flourished. This book delves into both personal and national issues, calling into questions the dominant view of World War II as ‘The Good War’.

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation
Author: Melinda L. Pash
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2012-11-11
ISBN: 0814760678
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Largely overshadowed by World War II’s “greatest generation” and the more vocal veterans of the Vietnam era, Korean War veterans remain relatively invisible in the narratives of both war and its aftermath. Yet, just as the beaches of Normandy and the jungles of Vietnam worked profound changes on conflict participants, the Korean Peninsula chipped away at the beliefs, physical and mental well-being, and fortitude of Americans completing wartime tours of duty there. Upon returning home, Korean War veterans struggled with home front attitudes toward the war, faced employment and family dilemmas, and wrestled with readjustment. Not unlike other wars, Korea proved a formative and defining influence on the men and women stationed in theater, on their loved ones, and in some measure on American culture. In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation not only gives voice to those Americans who served in the “forgotten war” but chronicles the larger personal and collective consequences of waging war the American way.

I Was a Spectator in the Greatest Generation

I Was a Spectator in the Greatest Generation
Author: H. Lloyd Wilkerson, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) Doctor of Laws (Hon.)
Publsiher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN: 1646104846
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Was a Spectator in the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

I Was a Spectator in the Greatest Generation By: H. Lloyd Wilkerson The 20th Century took H. Lloyd Wilkerson from rural Obion County, TN to the Pacific in WWII and service with some of the greatest military leaders of his time. Prior to his military service, Wilkerson attended Erskine College and completed his degree during the war. Pearl Harbor was a turning point for Wilkerson. He rushed to the Marine Corps Recruiting station on December 8, 1941 to enlist. His first assignment after boot camp was orderly-driver for Colonel James W. Webb, CO 7th Marines. Their first overseas deployment was British Samoa. At Guadalcanal Wilkerson became a rifleman under the notorious LtCol “Chesty” Puller. When Marines departed Guadalcanal, Wilkerson was hospitalized in Melbourne for Malaria contracted at Guadalcanal. He was returned to the States for hospitalization. In Pocatello, ID he completed his college degree and met his future wife. Prior to graduation from OCS at Quantico, VA in 1945, Lloyd was in the Marine unit that escorted by train the remains of President Roosevelt to Hyde Park for burial. Second Lieutenant Wilkerson participated under command of MGen Lemuel C. Shepard Jr. the Japanese surrender in North China. Returning to the States, he welcomed his first son and became a Freemason. In the Korean War in 1950-1 Wilkerson served in the 5th Marines commanded by Colonel Raymond Murray. They defended the Pusan Perimeter, attacked Inchon and invaded North Korea. In the Vietnam War Wilkerson commanded the 1st Marines and subsequently served as G-3 of III MAF. Major career assignments included G-2/G-3 Advisor to Korean Marine Corps; Assistant Professor, Duke University; Commanding General, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, 3rd Marine Division and III MAF on Okinawa. Lloyd retired as a Major General in 1978.

World War II to the Greatest Generation A Poetic History of the War s Duration

World War II  to the Greatest Generation A Poetic History of the War s Duration
Author: George L. Hand
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2012-01
ISBN: 146207135X
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II to the Greatest Generation A Poetic History of the War s Duration Book Excerpt:

This book follows the popular "Huckleberry Days" The author's poetic presentation of the good old ways, And "A Sampler of Uncommon Sense and Good Times, Emotional Trips, Whimsy and More in Rhymes." These, plus "World War II...." are available on the net. Just Google them or type the author, and it's a good bet You'll find they are all easy to get. Remember what every Vet knows so well, As the Civil War's Sherman said, "War is hell." Burn this on your brain forevermore. There is nothing worse than total war. Here is a poetic history of World War II. Some of the major events are presented to you. From the "Day of Infamy" with Japan's attack, 'Til their surrender after we drove them back, We fought the Hun in Africa and Europe's south and west. After our Normandy invasion we completed this quest. We fought on land, on the sea, and in the air. Our industrial production was beyond compare. This is about Americans, and what we had done. The Greatest Generation persevered 'til the war was won.

The Lucky Few

The Lucky Few
Author: Elwood Carlson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008-06-19
ISBN: 1402085419
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lucky Few Book Excerpt:

Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929–1945) an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. These Lucky Few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation’s history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. Even in retirement/old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they have affected other recent generations of Americans before and since.

The Greatest Generation Comes Home

The Greatest Generation Comes Home
Author: Michael D. Gambone
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1603445501
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation Comes Home Book Excerpt:

At the conclusion of World War II, Americans anxiously contemplated the return to peace. It was an uncertain time, filled with concerns about demobilization, inflation, strikes, and the return of a second Great Depression. Balanced against these challenges was the hope in a future of unparalleled opportunities for a generation raised in hard times and war. One of the remarkable untold stories of postwar America is the successful assimilation of sixteen million veterans back into civilian society after 1945. The G.I. generation returned home filled with the same sense of fear and hope as most citizens at the time. Their transition from conflict to normalcy is one of the greatest chapters in American history. "The Greatest Generation Comes Home" combines military and social history into a comprehensive narrative of the veteran's experience after World War II. It integrates early impressions of home in 1945 with later stories of medical recovery, education, work, politics, and entertainment, as well as moving accounts of the dislocation, alienation, and discomfort many faced. The book includes the experiences of not only the millions of veterans drawn from mainstream white America, but also the women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans who served the nation. Perhaps most important, the book also examines the legacy bequeathed by these veterans to later generations who served in uniform on new battlefields around the world.

Sons of the Greatest Generation

Sons of the Greatest Generation
Author: Ron Copeland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 9781460289297
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sons of the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Like thousands of young men before and after him, in 1967 at just nineteen years old, Ron Copeland was drafted into the US Army, trained as an infantry soldier, and shipped off to Vietnam. He spent the next year of his life immersed in the fear, fatigue, tedium, and moral ambiguity that comes with life in a combat zone, while forming deep bonds with his fellow soldiers. Contrary to the losers, addicts, and crazed baby killers that Vietnam veterans have been portrayed to be, Ron found them to be "good boys from every corner of our country, black and white, rich and poor, who did as we were told, the best job we could." From Ron's point of view, he and his fellow soldiers were sons of the "greatest generation," who wanted only to honor their fathers by answering their nation's call, just like their fathers did in World War II. As a soldier with the First Cavalry Division, Ron participated in some of the most pivotal conflicts of the war, including the Tet Offensive and the siege of Khe Sanh. He wrote this book not only as a memoir of his experience but also as an effort to set the record straight concerning the true character of his fellow soldiers. Packed with photos and personal stories, Sons of the Greatest Generation is a fascinating firstperson account of the Vietnam conflict.

The Greatest Generation Speaks

The Greatest Generation Speaks
Author: Tom Brokaw
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2000-03-08
ISBN: 037550463X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation Speaks Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A heartwarming gift for the holidays—a powerful selection of the letters Tom Brokaw received in response to his towering #1 bestseller The Greatest Generation. “When I wrote about the men and women who came out of the Depression, who won great victories and made lasting sacrifices in World War II and then returned home to begin building the world we have today—the people I called the Greatest Generation—it was my way of saying thank you. But I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book. I had written a book about America, and now America was writing back.”—Tom Brokaw In the phenomenal bestseller The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw paid affecting tribute to those who gave the world so much—and who left an enduring legacy of courage and conviction. The Greatest Generation Speaks collects the vast outpouring of letters Brokaw received from men and women eager to share their intensely personal stories of a momentous time in America’s history. Some letters tell of the front during the war, others recall loved ones in harm’s way in distant places. They offer first-hand accounts of battles, poignant reflections on loneliness, exuberant expressions of love, and somber feelings of loss. As Brokaw notes, “If we are to heed the past to prepare for the future, we should listen to these quiet voices of a generation that speaks to us of duty and honor, sacrifice and accomplishment. I hope more of their stories will be preserved and cherished as reminders of all that we owe them and all that we can learn from them.”

The Greatest Generation

The Greatest Generation
Author: Tom Brokaw
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780613371780
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Focuses on the generation of Americans who were born in the 1920s, came of age during the Depression, fought in World War II, and came home to build a new America during the postwar era.

Generation We

Generation We
Author: Eric H. Greenberg,Karl Weber
Publsiher: Pachatusan
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0982093101
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generation We Book Excerpt:

Looks at the attitudes and the emerging power of the Millennial Generation in the United States.

An Album of Memories

An Album of Memories
Author: Tom Brokaw
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-07-31
ISBN: 1588360059
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Album of Memories Book Excerpt:

A seventeen-year-old who enlisted in the army in 1941 writes to describe the Bataan Death March. Other members of the greatest generation describe their war — in such historic episodes as Guadalcanal, the D-Day invasion, the Battle of the Bulge, and Midway — as well as their life on the home front. In this beautiful American family album of stories, reflections, memorabilia, and photographs, history comes alive and is preserved, in people’s own words and through photographs and time lines that commemorate important dates and events. Starting with the Depression and Pearl Harbor, on through the war in Europe and the Pacific, this unusual book preserves a people’s rich historical heritage and the legacy of the heroism of a nation.

The Greatest Generation The Greatest Generation Speaks

The Greatest Generation   The Greatest Generation Speaks
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Generation The Greatest Generation Speaks Book Excerpt:

The Changing View of the greatest Generation from World War II to the Present

The Changing View of the  greatest Generation  from World War II to the Present
Author: Andrew Dixon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing View of the greatest Generation from World War II to the Present Book Excerpt:

A Tribute to the Greatest Generation

A Tribute to the Greatest Generation
Author: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tribute to the Greatest Generation Book Excerpt:

Over There Over Here

Over There  Over Here
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Soldiers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Over There Over Here Book Excerpt: