The Time of Our Lives

The Time of Our Lives : a Conversation About America; Who We are, Where We've Been, and Where We Need to Go Now, to Recapture the American Dream

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Offering ideas from Americans who are change agents in their communities, Brokaw gives us a wise, honest, and wide-ranging book, a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 081297512X
  • 9780812975123
  • 2,030,304

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"The best presentation of the challenges facing the country--and the possible solutions--I've ever seen."--P. J. O'Rourke "Inspiring tales of how people from different walks of life have found ways to be of service to their communities and country."--Walter Isaacson "The public is open to [Brokaw's] call for expanding national service, and his advocacy could make a difference in public opinion and the legislative struggles to come.""--Washington Monthly" " " "A hopeful volume, providing insightful analysis as well as a call to action.""--BookPage" " " "A valuable contribution to the national discourse and may just inspire some readers to go out and make a difference."--Associated Pressshow more

About Tom Brokaw

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."show more