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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (485 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Brokaw Narrator: Tom Brokaw Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tom Brokaw, known and beloved for his landmark work in American journalism and several New York Times bestseller, now turns his attention to the challenges that face America in the new millennium, offering reflections on how we can restore America’s greatness.

“What happened to the America I thought I knew?” Brokaw writes. “Have we simply wandered off course, but only temporarily? Or have we allowed ourselves to be so divided that we’re 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, Brokaw weaves together inspiring 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, Brokaw traces the exciting, unnerving 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, in The Time of Our Lives, Brokaw gives us a wise, honest, and wide-ranging book, a nourishing vision of hopefulness in an age of diminished expectations.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lindsay | 2/14/2014

    " Tom, some of what you say makes sense. But gay marriage is a valid issue, and libraries should not be moved to grocery stores. Fail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cynthia | 2/12/2014

    " I always enjoyed Tom Brokaw's "no holds barred" reporting so I was looking forward to reading this book. It's not a quick read, but it does give a very realistic view of the America I've grown up in. Life is not a bed of roses, but it's not a jar of sour lemons either, and Brokaw does a good job blending the two into a balanced telling of the American history of my generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel Anderson | 2/9/2014

    " This was okay, it was kind of neat to read a book discussing events from MY lifetime for a change and he has some good points made in relatively new ways that make you wonder about changing values etc. of our society. Overall I recommend it since it is such a quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Denise | 2/4/2014

    " Made it through about 15 minutes. This book should come with a warning for people born after 1960. Ingratiating, self-indulgent, ego-stroking generational pandering...and that was just the introduction. "

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