The Resource The time of our lives : a conversation about America, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

The time of our lives : a conversation about America, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

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 diminished expectations
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Y2A
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
973.927
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.B69 2011ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • history
  • biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Social problems
  • National characteristics, American
  • Television news anchors
  • Television journalists
  • United States
  • United States
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not applicable
Label
The time of our lives : a conversation about America, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream"--Container
  • Unabridged
  • Downloadable audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn768193260
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307932815
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)768193260
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The time of our lives : a conversation about America, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream"--Container
  • Unabridged
  • Downloadable audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn768193260
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307932815
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Other physical details
digital.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)768193260
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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