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The Resource The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

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 diminished expectations
Cataloging source
ZS3
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
973.927
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E839
LC item number
.B69 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brokaw, Tom
  • Social problems
  • National characteristics, American
  • Television news anchors
  • Television journalists
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D6E520C7-2B7E-4A3A-A3B7-5D34B5C3360D
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A conversation about America"--Dust 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 -- 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
ocn763368963
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679643920
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763368963
Label
The time of our lives, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D6E520C7-2B7E-4A3A-A3B7-5D34B5C3360D
Publication
Note
  • "A conversation about America"--Dust 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 -- 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
ocn763368963
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780679643920
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763368963
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