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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

Taken from the dust jacket: "In this superb book, Tom Brokaw goes out into America, to tell through the stories of individual men and women the story of a generation, America's citizen heroes and heroines who came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World war and went on to build modern America."

 Of great significance is the very first such story in the book.  Entitled "THOMAS AND EILEEN BRODERICK", it tells the tale of a member of the 508th who was tragically blinded during a battle in Holland.  The wound changed Broderick's life but he in turn has touched and changed the lives of many others.

   But you won't stop reading there, this is a compelling book with stories of men and women, some famous but most were not and are not, yet all are truly ,members of "The Greatest Generation".

ISBN: 0-375-50202-5  Random House; (1998)