The Greatest Generation - Famous People, pgs. 273-302 Summary & Analysis

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Famous People, pgs. 273-302 Summary and Analysis

The rich and famous and many future rich and famous are also involved in the war effort. George Bush is in this category. His father was a U.S. Senator and Wall Street millionaire. On his eighteenth birthday, George enlists in the Navy Air Corps wanting to be a combat pilot. His plane is shot down and he floats in the sea for hours until being rescued. After the war, he marries Barbara and attends Yale. After graduation, they move to Texas. He becomes congressman, United Nations Ambassador, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and then president.

Ben Bradlee is from Connecticut. On August 8, 1942, he receives his degree from Harvard, is commissioned as a lieutenant in the Navy, and marries. They have two children. His Navy experience shows him that he has many...

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