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    DescriptionTom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for the "New York Times" bestsellers "The Greatest Generation" and "Boom!, " now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, to offer reflections on how we can restore America's greatness. "What happened to the America I thought I knew?" Brokaw writes. "Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we're easy prey for hijackers who could steer us onto a path to a crash landing? . . . I do have some thoughts, original and inspired by others, for our journey into the heart of a new century." Rooted in the values, lessons, and verities of generations past and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves together inspiring stories of Americans who are making a difference and personal stories from his own family history, to engage us in a conversation about our country and to offer ideas for how we can revitalize the promise of the American Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family, community, and civic engagement as profound as the one that won World War II, built our postwar prosperity, and ushered in the Civil Rights era, Brokaw traces the exciting, unnerving changes in modern life--in values, education, public service, housing, the Internet, and more--that have transformed our society in the decades since the age of thrift in which he was raised. Offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, in "The Time of Our Lives, "Brokaw gives us, a wise, honest, and wide-ranging book, a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished expectations. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Time of Our Lives
    Subtitle
    A Conversation about America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Brokaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739326831
    ISBN 10: 073932683X
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    LC classification: E839 .B69 2011C
    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Brokaw is the author of five bestsellers: "The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, An Album of Memories, A Long Way From Home, "and "Boom! "A native of South Dakota, he graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He joined NBC News in 1966, serving as the White House correspondent during Watergate and anchoring "Today" on NBC from 1976 to 1981. He was the sole anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw" from 1983 to 2005. He continues to report for NBC News, producing award-winning long-form documentaries and providing expertise during breaking news events. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody, and several Emmys. He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of "The New York Times, The Washington Post, "and "The Wall Street Journal, " and to "Time, Newsweek, " and "Men's Journal." He lives in New York and Montana. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    Praise for "The Time of Our Lives" "With commonsense values, [Brokaw] appeals to Americans to recommit to family and community, increase civic engagement, and make sacrifices in an effort to ensure some security for generations to come. An engaging recollection of the achievements of the past, the realities of the present, and the promise of the future."--"Booklist" "[Brokaw] jumps into triage mode with this tenderhearted, nostalgic journalistic roundup, just in time for the upcoming presidential election ... Brokaw is especially good at working the human-interest angle ... An ever-upbeat message from the well-connected yet modest veteran journalist."--"Kirkus Reviews" Praise for "Boom!" "[Brokaw] approaches this magnum opus with warmth, curiosity and conviction, the same attributes that worked so well for his "Greatest Generation"."--"The New York Times" "Brokaw does an excellent job of capturing an exciting, controversial period in American history and "Boom!" is a worthy addition to his growing canon."--"New York Post" Praise for "The Greatest Generation" "Offers welcome inspiration . . . It is impossible to read even a few of these accounts and not be touched by the book's overarching message: We who followed this generation have lived in the midst of greatness."--"The Washington Times" "From the Hardcover edition."