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Boom! [electronic resource] : personal reflections on the Sixties and today / Tom Brokaw.

Brokaw, Tom. (Author). Dean, Robertson. (Added Author). Books on Tape, Inc. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781415943229 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415943222 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2007.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 18:16:30.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Robertson Dean.
Summary, etc.: In The greatest generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in BOOM!, one of America's premier journalists gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America, as he brings to life the tumultuous sixties, a fault line in American history. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time, exploring how individual lives and the national mindset were affected by a controversial era and showing how the aftershocks of the sixties continue to resound in our lives today. In the reflections of a generation, Brokaw also discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead. "Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel suit, and the next minute it was time to Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. While Americans were walking on the moon, Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond question, and there were far fewer answers than before."
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 262643 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: United States > History > 1961-1969.
United States > History > 1961-1969 > Biography.
United States > Social conditions > 1960-1980.
Social change > United States > History > 20th century.
National characteristics, American.
Nineteen sixties.
Brokaw, Tom.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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