Rooney's vivid, poignant memoir of coming of age as a reporter and as a man during World War II--a story featured in The Greatest Generation--now in a beautiful hardcover gift edition. . A great story and a first hand account of one man's role in history, My War is a wise, moving memoir from one of America's most engaging personalities. As a nave, young correspondent for The Stars and Stripes during World War II, Andy Rooney flew bomber missions, arrived in France during the D-Day invasion and crossed the Rhine with the Allied forces, traveled to Paris for the Liberation, and, as one of the first reporters into Buchenwald, witnessed the discovery of Hitler's concentration camps. Like so many of his generation, Rooney's life was changed forever by the war. Tom Brokaw featured Rooney's experiences in The Greatest Generation . Now, for the millions of readers who would like to know the whole story, Rooney's own "thoughtful, witty, and moving memoir" ( Chicago Tribune ), illustrated throughout with evocative black-and-white photographs, is now available again in a beautiful hardcover edition, perfect for holiday gift giving.
And in a new chapter, written especially for this edition, Rooney reflects on America's renewed interest in World War II, and why that war was so important to those who served in it.show more