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A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland / Tom Brokaw.

Brokaw, Tom. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0375507639
  • ISBN: 9780375507632
  • Physical Description: xii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st trade ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2002]

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Summary, etc.: In his memoir, Brokaw writes of his quintessential American experience, from his parents' life in the thirties to his early journalism career in the tumultuous sixties to the present day. In this beautiful memoir, Tom Brokaw writes of America and of the American experience. From his parents' life in theThirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and on the prairies of South Dakota in the Forties, into his early journalism career in the Fifties and the tumultuous Sixties, up to the present, this personal story is a reflection on America in our time. Tom Brokaw writes about growing up and coming of age in the heartland, and of the family, the people, the culture and the values that shaped him then and still do today. His father, Red Brokaw, a genius with machines, followed the instincts of Tom's mother Jean, and took the risk of moving his small family from an Army base to Pickstown, South Dakota, where Red got a job as a heavy equipment operator in the Army Corps of Engineers' project building the Ft. Randall dam along the Missouri River. Tom Brokaw describes how this move became the pivotal decision in their lives, as the Brokaw family, along with others after World War II, began to live out the American Dream: community, relative prosperity, middle class pleasures and good educations for their children. "Along the river and in the surrounding hills, I had a Tom Sawyer boyhood," Brokaw writes; and as he describes his own pilgrimage as it unfolded--from childhood to love, marriage, the early days in broadcast journalism, and beyond--he also reflects on what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it.
Subject: Brokaw, Tom.
Television news anchors > United States > Biography.
Television journalists > United States > Biography.
National characteristics, American.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century.

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