In 1998, journalist Tom Brokaw famously coined the phrase "Greatest Generation" to label the men and women of the '40s who led the United States out of the Great Depression, saved democracy in Europe, establishes their nation as a superpower, and ushered in technological advances that helped form modern society.
Nobody went joyriding, and even the Indianapolis 500 was cancelled.
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"The 1940s: A Brief History" presents a comprehensive look at the decade of “The Greatest Generation.” This compact digital compendium helps you track the diverse forces that shaped the decade. You’ll explore the exciting history behind the decade’s biggest cultural, political, and technological standouts.
You’ll also gain valuable insight into groundbreaking events and major figures from the 1940s, including:
World War II
Rosie the Riveter, Charlie Chaplin, and FDR
Inception of the Cold War
The Baby Boom
Creation of the Modern Jet
Invention of Nuclear Warfare, X-Ray Technology, and Velcro
CONTENTS: 1. The "Greatest Generation" 2. The Cold War 3. Boom Times 4. Making Military Technology Civil 5. Hurray for Hollywood 6. Breaking the Race Barrier 7. 40s Pop Culture 8. Everyday People.
List of Videos 1. First Again With Tobacco Men 2. The G. I. Bill of Rights 3. Fairytales of the New Order 4. A Great Fighting Force