The Greatest Generation Topics for Discussion

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Why does Brokaw refer to the World War II generation as the greatest generation? What did they do for America?

How did Brokaw become interested in the World War II generation when he did a documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day?

What traits did the people of The Greatest Generation share? Why?

What is the dominant message in the section entitled 'Shame"? What kind of discrimination were these people subject to?

In what way are the values of the greatest generation different from those of the current generation? What do you attribute this to?

Why do so many people attribute their business success to the practices they learned in the military? What are some examples of this?

Why does Brokaw feel it is important to tell the story of the World War II generation?

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