The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections

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 an The heartwarming New York Times bestseller by the author of The Greatest Generation "When I wrote about the men an...

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Title:The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
Author:Tom Brokaw
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections Reviews

  • Patti Pfister
    Feb 13, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

  • Jaclynn
    Oct 16, 2010

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

  • AprilEhrig
    Mar 14, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

  • Onceinabluemoon
    Dec 11, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

  • Jamie
    Jan 30, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

    A subject I have already read a lot about since I've been a US history buff since my teen years. ...

    I didn?t really care for the last section of letters from the baby boomers, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book. There are some really cool, touching, sad, etc stories. ...

  • Larry Bassett
    Mar 05, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

  • Nelson Rosario
    Jun 23, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

  • Jeanne
    Mar 04, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

  • Mona
    Apr 26, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

  • Kimball
    Jun 27, 2016

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

    A subject I have already read a lot about since I've been a US history buff since my teen years. ...

    I didn?t really care for the last section of letters from the baby boomers, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book. There are some really cool, touching, sad, etc stories. ...

    First I want to thank all our Veterans and thank you to Tom for bringing this book to light. It's because of their sacrifices and putting their lives on the line that we today are able to enjoy our freedoms. The Greatest Generation is a book that everyone should read especially if yo...

    What a great follow up to The Greatest Generation. This book contains many letters in response to the first book. I normally don't feel anything when reading another's letters but some of these ones tugged at the heartstrings. Like the lady that, after 50 years, learned that her husban...

  • Leanna
    Feb 25, 2016

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

    A subject I have already read a lot about since I've been a US history buff since my teen years. ...

    I didn?t really care for the last section of letters from the baby boomers, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book. There are some really cool, touching, sad, etc stories. ...

    First I want to thank all our Veterans and thank you to Tom for bringing this book to light. It's because of their sacrifices and putting their lives on the line that we today are able to enjoy our freedoms. The Greatest Generation is a book that everyone should read especially if yo...

    What a great follow up to The Greatest Generation. This book contains many letters in response to the first book. I normally don't feel anything when reading another's letters but some of these ones tugged at the heartstrings. Like the lady that, after 50 years, learned that her husban...

    This was a followup to The Greatest Generation and seems to have been directed to the children of the Greatest Generation. Lots of their voices comprise It; it's about their parents. There are even one or two about grandparents; those were as told to them by their parents. It made me f...

  • Brian Collins
    Mar 21, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

  • Joyce
    Jun 19, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

  • Andrew Scholes
    Feb 01, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

  • Amy Bradford
    Jul 03, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

  • Paul Black
    Feb 03, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

  • Edwin Martin
    Aug 07, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

    A subject I have already read a lot about since I've been a US history buff since my teen years. ...

  • Heather Buckley
    May 15, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

  • Courtney Skelton
    Jun 06, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

  • Doreen Richards
    Jul 07, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

  • Victor Vilchiz
    Aug 01, 2017

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

  • William
    Mar 16, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

  • Donna Hines
    Aug 19, 2016

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

    Nothing ever tops personal stories, and these are some of the best about love, life, and what it all means. ...

    Touching. Illuminating. A reminder of the experiences that our parents lived through and how different it is from our own. ...

    A subject I have already read a lot about since I've been a US history buff since my teen years. ...

    I didn?t really care for the last section of letters from the baby boomers, but I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book. There are some really cool, touching, sad, etc stories. ...

    First I want to thank all our Veterans and thank you to Tom for bringing this book to light. It's because of their sacrifices and putting their lives on the line that we today are able to enjoy our freedoms. The Greatest Generation is a book that everyone should read especially if yo...

  • Ed
    Aug 21, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

  • Bill Buckley
    Aug 04, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

  • John W. Carlton
    Jun 28, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

  • Patrick Barry
    Aug 15, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

  • Elaine Chapman
    Jun 23, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...

    Another inspiring read ! ...

  • Jack Martin
    Apr 13, 2019

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

  • Tim
    Jan 10, 2018

    It was a very interesting collection of stories about WWII from told from 1st and 3rd party perspectives. I haven't read The Greatest Generation yet, and will undoubtedly appreciate this book more after finishing the first book. ...

    This is an excellent book to listen to in the audible format since there are many voices that are done quite well and some apparently the actual people. On the negative side this book is almost totally about World War II. This book is a follow up to The Greatest Generation. I was no...

    Excellent read, filled with letters from those who lived and fought during the Depression and WW2 time. Divided into sections for easier reading. I appreciated the author taking the time to compose all of this into a book so we could experience (in a way) the lives of our grandparents...

    Wonderful book! In his first book, "The Greatest Generation", Brokaw wrote about people that went through the Great Depression, fought World War II, then came back to quietly give back to society and build a great America. In this book, he collects notes and stories to him from those w...

    This book had me crying multiple times. ...

    TITLE: The Greatest Generation Speaks: Letters and Reflections WHY I CHOSE THIS BOOK: Met my reading challenge criteria being connected to book before it, The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, book written by a television journalist REVIEW: I wonder if...

    I borrowed this book from my Dad, not realizing it wasn't the first book (The Greatest Generation). I read it in less than a week. What an amazing narrative on the generation that saved the world! This should be read by every single American, so they can truly understand the sacrifices...

    Memories restored How to read the greatest Generation book several years ago. Dad was aboard a Navy submarine tender during World War II. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and before the war was over he had made CPO. His ship the USS Holland was the last surface ship to make it out of...

    This book is more a response from the greatest generation to an earlier book that Brokaw wrote entitled "The Greatest Generation." Despite this the book does well to stand on it's own even if you haven't read the preceding book. Based on the letters it sounds like the first book dealt ...

    It is with great difficulty, discomfort and angst that I give The greatest generation speaks a low rating. I am most grateful for all this generation for myself as well as the world around me, yet I found the book itself had no flow to it. It raised way more questions that it answered....

    This is the story of members of the Greatest Generation, their children and grandchildren speaking about their experiences during WWII or the stories passed down. The recurring theme from the family members of the servicemen and women was that those that lived through the war didn't li...

    I loved this book! On page 199 and I quote "My dad,like many of the World War II era,has had a hard time with expressed feelings." This quote helps me understand my father's and my father-in-law's closeness and hardness. Unfortunately I read this book 20 years after their passing. A mo...

    Really interesting and riveting follow up to Greatest Generation. Letters and stories from some of the people who were actually there in the war etc. A quote I will remember: whatever you read or see in a movie, it was far worse. But that war was the most important event in the las...

    Interesting Collections of Good Letters Not up to the stand as of the first book but a decent read. It was educational and most informative of families struggles, losses and loves. Thx. JM ...

    not as deep as the actual book... some of the stories are heart wrenching... ...

    This choked me up so many times, had to hold back tears often, loved it. ...

    Through the letters home and to the soldiers during WWII, you get a great idea of the trials that the families went though during the war. ...

    A look at a generation and a time that was incredibly miss represented by so many people. ...

    Very interesting. Real letters from real people regarding World War II. I definitely recommend. ...

    A nice read as an oral history and a follow up to Brokaw's 2001 best seller. I lked it well enough, but it was too much a retread of his previous idea. ...

    Another great book by Tom Brokaw, thanking our grandparents and parents for enduring such hardships and being the "greatest generation" learn a lot. ...

    A few interesting bits of information from letters of the World War II era. ...