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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 diminished expectations.
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Baker County Library 973.927 .B867t (Text) 37814002722156 NON-FICTION Book None 11/07/2013 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 973.927 B867 (Text) 35178001259053 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/26/2011 Available -
Grant County Library 973.9 BROKAW (Text) 37845000404090 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/27/2013 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 973.927 BRO (Text) 37838000537985 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/21/2011 Available -
Joseph Public Library 973.9 BRO (Text) 30002000195958 Adult Nonfiction Book None 11/04/2011 Available -
Ontario Community Library 973.927 BROKA (Text) 33330001313230 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/01/2011 Available -
Pendleton Public Library 973.927 B787 (Text) 37801000329753 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/14/2011 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 973.927 BRO (Text) 33892005536801 NON-FICTION Book None 11/21/2011 Available -
Umatilla Public Library 973.927 Bro (Text) 37882001767670 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 11/01/2011 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400064588 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 1400064589 (acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9781616570934
  • ISBN: 1616570938
  • Physical Description: xxii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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 diminished expectations.
Subject: United States > Social conditions > 1980-
United States > Politics and government > 1989-
Social problems > United States
National characteristics, American
Brokaw, Tom.
Television news anchors > United States > Biography.
Television journalists > United States > Biography

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