books by Tom Brokaw
An Album of Memories (Random House Large Print)
Random House Large Print
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 ...
G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles
University of New Mexico Press
Father Gregory J. Boyle, SJ, is a native of Los Angeles, a Jesuit priest, and founder of Homeboy Industries, an economic development and jobs program begun in 1988 for at-risk and gang-involved youth. "A great many kids in my neighborhood don't plan their futures; they plan their funerals." G-Dog and the Homeboys presents the story of Boyle's unconventional ministry and its extraordinary successes. In this expanded, updated edition, Celeste ...
Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book
Five Ties Publishing
The only book commemorating Barack Obama’s historic Inauguration to be licensed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book lavishly documents the entire inaugural week, from Obama’s “Whistle Stop” train ride to Washington to his first days in office. With exclusive access to inaugural events, former White House photographers David Hume Kennerly and Robert McNeely led a team of award-winning ...
The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats: In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Little, Brown & Company
A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's everything that's great about the game. Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with plaques, ...
Saluting Grandpa: Celebrating Veterans and Honor Flight
Andrew wants nothing more than to see his great-grandfather honored for World War II. He learns about Honor Flights, a program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit a memorial dedicated to them, but his great-grandfather refuses to go. Andrew becomes determined to inspire him to celebrate his bravery and dedication to his country. Children and adults will appreciate this patriotic, endearing tale.
The New York Times Complete World War 2: All the Coverage from the Battlefields and the Home Front
The New York Times
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Experience the history, politics, and tragedy of World War II as never before seen through the original, often firsthand daily reportage of The New York Times , our country's newspaper of record. The Times' complete coverage of World War II is now available for the first time in this unique package. Hundreds of the most riveting articles from the archives of the Times—including firsthand accounts of major events and little-known ...
Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber
Christmas from Heaven is the story of the humble beginnings of what became a beacon of hope to a war-torn land, the story of Gail Halvorsen, a young pilot in the US Army Air Corps who was assigned as a cargo pilot to the Berlin Airlift, in which US forces flew much-needed supplies into a Soviet-blockaded Berlin. As he performed his duties, Lt. Halvorsen began to notice the German children gathered by the fences of Tempelhof Air Base. Knowing ...
Galen Rowell: A Retrospective
Sierra Club Books
Galen Rowell was the archetypal adventure photographer, his iconic images published in leading magazines and scores of books, exhibited in major galleries, and cherished by fans ranging from the Dalai Lama to news anchor Tom Brokaw. When he and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in 2002, he had just completed a landmark assignment for National Geographic and had begun making stunning new ...
The Corporal Was a Pitcher
Triumph Books, 2009
The corporal was left for dead, along with the 11 others of his squad, after a German mortar attack in the freezing, unforgiving mountains of northern Italy on December 7, 1944. But hours after the Nazi infantry had retreated, one member of the American army's Graves Registration Unit picking up the corpses, turned over a body in a ditch and called to his officer, "Hey, this one's breathing." It was 20-year-old Lou Brissie, from the small town ...
9/11: The World Speaks
Tribute WTC Visitor Center
Almost two million people from across the United States and around the world have come through the museum galleries of the Tribute WTC Visitor Center since it opened in September 2006 right across the street from the World Trade Center site. Many of these visitors have written their poignant reflections about the impact of September 11th on visitor cards that are collected in the Center’s final gallery. To date, the Center has collected ...
Be the Change! Change the World. Change Yourself.
Hundreds of Heads
Hundreds of Heads Books
Be the Change celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it’s the perfect companion for readers who want to stop ...
Eddie Adams: Vietnam
“After the whole history of Vietnam is written, it’ll just be our photos.” —Eddie Adams to Nick Ut (author of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize–winning photo of the napalmed girl running) The first book by one of the world’s legendary photojournalists, Eddie Adams: Vietnam is a long-awaited landmark. Adams’ 1968 Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph cemented his reputation in the public eye and stands forever as an icon for the brutality of ...
Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
David Hume Kennerly
Richard Norton Smith
Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Gerald R. Ford stepped into the American presidency during a constitutional crisis that many believed was the country's worst since the Civil War. Extraordinary Circumstances is a stunning collection of behind-closed-doors images by President Ford's personal photographer, David Hume Kennerly. Seen here are intimate scenes of the inner workings of the White House; Ford's family and much-beloved wife Betty; and many of the twentieth-century's ...
Records of Our National Life: American History at the National Archives
This highly illustrated volume takes the reader on a journey through American history, offering a close-up examination of some of the billions of documents, photographs, maps, and films in the holdings of the National Archives.
Blue Skies and Tail Winds
Dana L. Van Loan
Syracuse Univ Pr (Sd)
Dana L. Van Loan, a pilot for more than fifteen years, magnificently captures the sights, sounds, and feel of being aloft and navigating a plane as it hurtles through the air at great speed. After twenty-two years of running the family farm, the author recalls his moving decision to follow his dream of becoming a pilot. Following countless hours of training and several years as a flight instructor, Van Loan became a captain, piloting both air ...
LIFE with Father
Little, Brown and Company
Culled from Life magazine's photograph archives, this volume contains images of the many faces of fatherhood: the joys, the trials, the everyday routines and the once-in-a-lifetime surprises.
The Greatest Generation [Abridged 3-CD Set] (AUDIO CD/AUDIO BOOK)
Tom (Author); Brokaw, 2000
3 CDs / 4 hours Read by the Author, Tom Brokaw Also available on cassette In this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell - through the stories of individual men and women - the story of a generation, American's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to bud modern America. "They won the war; they saved the world. They can home to joyous and short-lived ...
Beyond the Facts: Faith Sees the Deepest Truth--Reflections of a TV News Anchor
John F. Bachman
Kirk House Pub
John Bachman, Principal Anchor at WHOTV, reflects on the stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly that he brings to his viewers. He expresses those stories in poem-like vignettes and puts them in the context of the word of a compassionate God. He reminds us all that the failures and achievements of mankind are not simply fleeting images on the television screen but are real events that happen to real people—people for whom a loving God ...
Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition
Earth Aware Editions
In Wildlands Philanthropy , veteran conservation writer Tom Butler and world-class landscape photographer Antonio Vizcaíno take readers on a visually spectacular tour of natural landmarks from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego and around globe. With more than 350 pages, 170 color photographs, and a large-format design with exquisite production values, Wildlands Philanthropy is a book grand enough to tell the inspiring stories of people who saved ...
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