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The Resource The time of our lives : a conversation about America], Tom Brokaw

The time of our lives : a conversation about America], Tom Brokaw

Label
The time of our lives : a conversation about America]
Title
The time of our lives
Title remainder
a conversation about America]
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
Summary
The NBC news anchor and former White House correspondent evaluates the American dream of the past, present, and future as experienced by four generations of his and other families
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016033
Cataloging source
UPB/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
973.927
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Social problems
  • National characteristics, American
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Television news anchors
  • Television journalists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a conversation about America
Label
The time of our lives : a conversation about America], Tom Brokaw
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream."--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn701810365
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9781400064588
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)701810365
Label
The time of our lives : a conversation about America], Tom Brokaw
Publication
Note
"Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream."--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn701810365
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 291 p.
Isbn
9781400064588
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011022825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)701810365

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