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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw - First Edition, First Printing - 1998 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA and Biblio.com

The Greatest Generation

by Tom Brokaw

Condition: As new/near fine


New York: Random House, 1998. First Edition, First Printing. Boards. As new/near fine. An as new hardcover, first printing with blue and red paper boards, embossed "TB", with orange foil title on spine, navy blue endpapers. In a near fine, unclipped dust jacket showing FPT on front inner flap and sale price sticker on cover of jacket. Dust jacket shows small, less than 1/2" soiling on front cover - its only defect. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. B/W photos throughout. 412 pp. incl. index. Octavo 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. 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 their stories, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. Ten years later, I returned to Normandy for the fiftieth anniversary of the invasion, and by then I had come to understand what this generation of Americans meant to history. It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." - Tom Brokaw | "Full of wonderful, wrenching tales of a generation of heroes. Tom Brokaw reminds us of what we are capable of as a people. An inspiring read for those who wish their spirits lifted." -- General Colin L. Powell (ret.)

Tom Brokaw , a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, and several Emmys. He lives in New York and Montana.


  • Bookseller: Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: HIST-20
  • Title: The Greatest Generation
  • Author: Tom Brokaw
  • Format/binding:Boards
  • Book condition: As new
  • Jacket condition: near fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition, First Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1998
  • Keywords: world war II, 1950, america, Normandy, journalism, news, biography, camps, jews
  • Bookseller catalogs: History & Historiography;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;

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