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The Greatest Generation (Hardcover)
Tom Brokaw

Random House, 1997

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 generation was united not only by a common purpose, but also by common values--duty, honor, economy, courage, service, love of family and country , and above all, ...


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, 2013

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 ...


Los Angeles Television
Joel Tator

Arcadia Publishing, 2015

Los Angeles television history began in the small room of an auto dealership in 1931. Since then, much of the nations television history has been made here: the first television helicopter, the first big story that television broke before newspapers, the first live coverage of an atomic bomb, and the careers of numerous icons like Betty White, Steve Allen, Liberace, Lawrence Welk, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Many Los Angeles television ...


Flywater: Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West
Grant McClintock

Universe, 2010

The magic and majesty of America’s greatest western fly-fishing rivers. Flywater brings us to the iconic creeks, springs, freestone rivers, and tailwaters that make the American West the world’s premier destination for fly fishing. Grant McClintock’s first book struck a chord with fishermen, and fifteen years later he takes the reader back to these fabulous places—from the storied Henry’s Fork to the Yellowstone to the Thompson River ...


To Hell and Back
Audie Murphy

Holt Paperbacks, 2002

The classic bestselling war memoir by the most decorated American soldier in World War II, back in print in a trade paperback Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than fifty years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then. Desperate to see action but rejected by both the marines and ...


Newscatcher: A Memoir
John Palmer

KCM Publishing, 2014

"This story… the story of John Palmer… is great. So was every John Palmer story, from start to finish." --Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News "The story of John Palmer takes the reader behind the scenes with telling anecdotes and instructive insights. His dream came true and now he’s shared it with all of us." --Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News From one of the most respected newsmen in broadcast journalism comes ...


Boom!: Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2008

In Boom! , Tom Brokaw, one of America’s premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in this “virtual reunion” as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time, exploring how individuals and the national mood were affected by a ...


The Greatest Generation
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2001

"In the spring of 1984, 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 the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience. As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to ...


The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012

Who we are, where we’ve been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream   Now with a new Foreword by the author   “The best presentation of the challenges facing the country—and the possible solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke   Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Generation and Boom!, now ...


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 and Company, 2014

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, ...


Big Sky Cooking
Meredith Auld; Wright, Ellen Brokaw

Artisan, 2006

The West has a permanent pull on the American psyche. It's the place where the prairie meets the mountains, the mountains meet the sky, and the sky goes on forever. It's the home of our legends, our heroes and outlaws, our romanticized past. Meredith and Tom Brokaw could feel the attraction all the way from their home in New York City. Native South Dakotans, they had settled into a frenetic Manhattan lifestyle, tempered by frequent visits to ...


The Greatest Generation / The Greatest Generation Speaks
Tom Brokaw, 2013


An Album of Memories: Personal Histories from the Greatest Generation
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2002

“I cannot go anywhere in America without people wanting to share their wartime experiences....The stories and the lessons have emerged from long-forgotten letters home, from reunions of old buddies and outfits, from unpublished diaries and home-published memoirs....As the stories in this album of memories remind us, it truly was an American experience, from the centers of power to the most humble corners of the land.” —Tom Brokaw In this ...


Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book

Five Ties Publishing, 2009

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 ...


Christmas from Heaven: The True Story of the Berlin Candy Bomber
Tom Brokaw

Shadow Mountain, 2013

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 ...


A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2003

In A Long Way from Home , Tom Brokaw describes his childhood and youth in South Dakota, and the people and places in the American heartland of the 1940s and 1950s that continue to shape his life today. As he reflects on the American experience as he lived and observed it during the central decades of the twentieth century, Brokaw writes of his parents’ lives during the Great Depression, his boyhood along the Missouri River, the happy days of ...


Cronkite's War: His World War II Letters Home
Walter Cronkite IV, Maurice Isserman

National Geographic, 2013

A giant in American journalism in the vanguard of "The Greatest Generation" reveals his World War II experiences in this National Geographic book. Walter Cronkite, an obscure 23-year-old United Press wire service reporter, married Betsy Maxwell on March 30, 1940, following a four-year courtship. She proved to be the love of his life, and their marriage lasted happily until her death in 2005. But before Walter and Betsy Cronkite celebrated their ...


Galen Rowell: A Retrospective

Counterpoint, 2006

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 Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
Tom Brokaw

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005

The heartwarming New York Times bestseller by the author of 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 ... it was my way of saying thank you. I was not prepared for the avalanche of letters and responses touched off by that book. "I had written a book about ...


Where Were You?: America Remembers The JFK Assassination
Gus Russo, Harry Moses

Lyons Press, 2013

November 22, 1963. A policeman's wife was fetching their sick child from school. A young shoe store manager had no idea what lay in wait for him that day. A future president was tending to his farm. A future vice president was standing on the steps of his college library. A Georgetown student was looking forward to playing the piano for the president when he returned to Washington, DC, that evening. A future movie star was attending his ...



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