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My fellow Americans,
When you hear that phrase from a politician, does it seem insincere or anachronistic? Wouldn't it be more honest if they said, "My fellow members of the Divide America club"? For that seems to be the objective these days across the political spectrum--divide, not unite.
For almost a half century I've been reporting on American politics, the American culture and the American dream. I don't remember a time when there was so much anxiety about our common values, vision, and legacy.
So, in The Time of Our Lives I set out to reflect on how we got here, how we may emerge from our current frustrations, and how much we owe future generations. It's at once a personal book, written from the perspective of my working class roots, journalistic background, and the lessons I learned in writing an earlier book--The Greatest Generation. I also wrote this book as a grandfather who felt a certain urgency about providing my grandchildren the same choices and opportunities I had.
You 'll meet a lot of familiar people--President Obama and Rush Limbaugh among them--but the real lessons come from ordinary Americans, past and present, who love their country and worry it has lost its greatest asset: its ability to make this immigrant nation stronger than its many parts by working together.
I begin with a simple question: what happened to the America I thought I knew? I end with an enduring lesson from the American wilderness. In between I encourage everyone to re-enlist as citizens and join me in a conversation about who we are and where we want to go.
I hope you'll join our discussion.
There is a wealth of information in this book, and overall I very much enjoyed reading it.
As I read this book, I keep saying to myself yes this is how I feel about my country, this is where we are and where we are going.
Tom Brokaw's thoughtful look at America's past, present and uncertain future is well worth having.
I liked the real life descriptions of growing for different generations. I particularly like the personal,respectful, non-judgmental tone of his writings. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Barbara Bunch
By Tom Brokaw
The author is not only a journalist but also an analyst, a thought provoker with possible fixes for future growth of generations to come.
Thoughtful and provocative. Brokaw's writing style is engaging and informative. An enjoyable read as though he is sitting in your living room telling his story.Published 5 months ago by Henry
I bought this as a gift for my son last Christmas and he has enjoyed reading it and learning about the past.Published 5 months ago by S. Downes
I enjoy Tom Brokaw wrtings.I have read The Greatest Generation and am reading The time of Our lives.Tom is a good journalist with easy to understand writings. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paula Harris
Tom Brokaw has written the definitive book about the America I grew up in. I am 65 years young - but remember the 50's, 60's,70's, etc. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Peggy
this was given as a gift...I just reminded him that he has it...started reading it today...Published 6 months ago by KARYL MAXWELL
Really enjoyed this book. Mr Brokaw touched on so many important topics facing us at this junction in time. Highly recommending this book to my family and friends.Published 7 months ago by JaniceInEriePa