The Resource The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw

The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw

Label
The time of our lives
Title
The time of our lives
Statement of responsibility
Tom Brokaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author, known for his landmark work in American journalism and for his other books, 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?" he writes. "Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we are 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, he weaves together 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, he traces the 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, he gives us a book that is a vision of hopefulness in an age of dimished expectations
Cataloging source
UPB/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
973.927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.B69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Social problems
  • National characteristics, American
  • Television news anchors
  • Television journalists
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A conversation about America --who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Contents
Generations -- One nation, indivisible -- K through 12 and the hazards along the way -- Old school ties and new world requirements -- Don't know much about geometry -- Church of thrift -- Survivors : the loopers -- House broken -- Uncle Sam needs us -- The United States academy of public service -- Stepping up and signing up -- Wire the world but don't short circuit your soul -- Partners -- Balancing the book of life -- Failure is an option -- Everyone's a journalist -- The grandparent lode -- September of my years
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9781400064588
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022825
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn701810365
  • (OCoLC)701810365
Label
The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw
Publication
Note
  • "A conversation about America --who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Contents
Generations -- One nation, indivisible -- K through 12 and the hazards along the way -- Old school ties and new world requirements -- Don't know much about geometry -- Church of thrift -- Survivors : the loopers -- House broken -- Uncle Sam needs us -- The United States academy of public service -- Stepping up and signing up -- Wire the world but don't short circuit your soul -- Partners -- Balancing the book of life -- Failure is an option -- Everyone's a journalist -- The grandparent lode -- September of my years
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9781400064588
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022825
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn701810365
  • (OCoLC)701810365

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