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Published by American College Press] in [Bryn Mawr, PA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesGreatest generation
GenreBiography
ContributionsAmerican College (Bryn Mawr, Pa.)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD769 .A653 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23980122M
ISBN 101932819746
LC Control Number2008939957

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  Rice, who as a member of the st Airborne Division jumped into Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion in World War II, regaled the crowd with stories of his experience as part of Post ’s centennial celebration March 2, “A Salute to the Greatest Generation. The oldest boomers were all of 22 in The generation that led the rights revolutions and the antiwar movement was neither Greatest nor boomer. It was the so-called Silent Generation—rather a bad name, it turns out—the one that came between them. Martin Luther King was born in Harvey Milk was born in Gloria Steinem was born. “When the war ended, more than twelve million men and women put their uniforms aside and returned to civilian life. They went back to work at their old jobs or started small businesses; they became big-city cops and firemen; they finished their degrees or enrolled in college for the first time; they became schoolteachers,” ― Tom Brokaw, quote from The Greatest Generation. The American College of Financial Services places a premium on quality education. The College works tirelessly to ensure that society has informed, ethical financial service and insurance professionals it can trust. Our degrees and designations are universally recognized as representing the highest standard in expertise and education.

It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." 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.   About The Greatest Generation. Read Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation in Large Print. * All Random House Large Print Editions are published in point type “In the spring of , I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of . "This book, I hope, will in some small way pay tribute to those men and women who have given us the lives we have today--an American family portrait album of the greatest generation." In this book 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. Thousands of World War II veterans from Wisconsin are honored at Miller Park in Milwaukee during the "Field of Honor: A Salute to the Greatest Generation" day-long celebration. MPTV covers this.