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

ISBN-10: 1400064589
ISBN-13: 9781400064588
Edition: 2011
Authors: Tom Brokaw
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and for theNew York TimesbestsellersThe Greatest GenerationandBoom!,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, inThe Time of Our Lives,Brokaw gives us, a wise, honest, and wide-ranging book, a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of dimished expectations.

Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha & Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, & from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor & managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, & several Emmys. He is the author of the bestselling books "The Greatest Generation" & "The Greatest Generation Speaks". He lives in New York & Montana.

Preface
Getting the Fundamentals Right
Generations
One Nation, Indivisible
K Through Twelve and the Hazards Along the Way
Old School Ties and New World Requirements
Don't Know Much About Geometry
Church of Thrift
Survivors
House Broken
Assignment America
Uncle Sam Needs Us
The United States Academy of Public Service
Stepping Up and Signing Up
Help Me Make It Through This New Dot-Com Age
Wire the World but Don't Short-Circuit Your Soul
Everyone's a Journalist
Partners
What Now, Grandma and Grandpa?
Balancing the Book of Life
Failure Is an Option
The Grandparent Lode
September of My Years
Acknowledgments
Permissions and Credits
Index

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