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The time of our lives : [ A conversation about America : who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream ], Tom Brokaw

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The time of our lives : [ A conversation about America : who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream ]
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The time of our lives
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[ A conversation about America : who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream ]
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Tom Brokaw
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eng
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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 dimished expectations
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973.927
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E839
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.B69 2011
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non fiction
The time of our lives : [ A conversation about America : who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream ], Tom Brokaw
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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
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9781616570934
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2011022825

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