WorldCat Identities

Mathews, Tom

Works: 6 works in 29 publications in 2 languages and 4,047 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Collaborator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: E185.97.W69, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tom Mathews
Most widely held works by Tom Mathews
Standing fast : the autobiography of Roy Wilkins by Roy Wilkins ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hazardous duty : America's most decorated living soldier reports from the front and tells it the way it is by David H Hackworth ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critique of American military leadership, arguing that the Pentagon's devotion to developing high-tech weapons systems has left the troops ill-prepared to fight the types of wars going on in places like Bosnia and Saudi Arabia, as evidenced by the fact that soldiers in the Gulf War were wearing Vietnam issue boots and carrying dangerously outmoded equipment
The quest for the presidency, 1988 by Peter Louis Goldman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hazardous duty : one of America's most decorated soldiers reports from the front with the truth about the U.S. military today by David H Hackworth ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mad city der Roman zum Film by J. H Marks ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our Fathers' war : growing up in the shadow of the greatest generation by Tom Mathews ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A powerful and unique portrait of generational strife and changing styles of masculinity as seen through the stories of ten World War II veterans and their baby boomer sons. It is fair to say that Tom Mathews's relations with his father, a veteran of World War II's fabled 10th Mountain Division, were terrible. He came back from the war to a young son he'd barely met and proceeded to bully and browbeat him'for his own good, he thought. In the course of puzzling out almost fifty years of intermittent conflict, Mathews came to understand that their problems were not simply personal, they were generational'and widely shared by millions of other baby boomer sons. And so, to write this powerful book, which traces the kinetic effect of the war on the men who fought it, their sons, and their grandsons, Mathews has uncovered nine other dramatic and telling father-son tales of veterans in some ways missing in action and how internal war wounds shaped their lives as fathers. These include a combat infantryman whose life was saved by the fabled Audie Murphy, and a black member of the storied Tuskegee Airmen corps. In a moving final chapter, he and his father return together to Italy to revisit scenes from the war'and attempt, at long last, to forge their own separate peace. In a very real sense, Our Fathers' War tells the secret history of World War II and its echoes down the years and generations. In the course of doing so, it offers a portrait of evolving styles of American manhood that many, many fathers and sons have been needing and awaiting
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.17 for Our Father ... to 0.28 for Standing f ...)
Alternative Names
Mathews, Thomas Richard
Mathews Thomas Richard 1943-....
English (27)
German (1)