From Publishers Weekly
Brokaw's The Greatest Generation
examined an era that brought America together, while Boom!
considers some of the most divisive years in American history. Inviting listeners to a virtual reunion of characters from the 1960s (which he loosely defines as the years between 1963 and 1972), this compendium of interviews and anecdotes is loosely held together by Brokaw's own biographical time line and opinions. His warm, familiar voice is still filled with genuine curiosity, which listeners will find hard to resist. On audio, Brokaw's diction becomes a little rough around the edges, occasionally letting words run together. Brokaw, who has been a guest in our living rooms for as long as many people can remember, is still welcome to report on the world as he sees it.
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About the Author
Tom Brokaw is the author of five best sellers: The Greatest Generation, The Greatest Generation Speaks, An Album of Memories, A Long Way from Home
, and BOOM!
A native of South Dakota, he graduated from the University of South Dakota
with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966.
Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today
on NBC. He was the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
from 1983 to 2005. He continues
to report for NBC News, producing long-form documentaries and providing expertise during breaking news events. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism,
including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award, and several
Emmys. He lives in New York and Montana.