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The Resource A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)

Label
A Long Way from Home
Title
A Long Way from Home
Statement of responsibility
Tom Brokaw
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, whose iconic career in journalism has spanned more than fifty years From his parents' life in the Thirties, 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. Praise for A Long Way from Home "[A] love letter to the . . . people and places that enriched a 'Tom Sawyer boyhood.' Brokaw . . . has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life. . . . Bottom line: Tom's terrific." — People "Breezy and straightforward . . . much like the assertive TV newsman himself." — Los Angeles Times "Brokaw writes with disarming honesty." — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers." — Richmond Times-Dispatch
Summary
The television journalist describes life growing up in the heart of the American Midwest and his early journalism career in the 1960s, reflecting on the people, places, culture, and values that shaped him and continue to shape him today
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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189187
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DLC
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Brokaw, Tom
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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growing up in the American heartland
Label
A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360830
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d1481646-b5f2-4244-92d8-d811757fd21d
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  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588360830
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d1481646-b5f2-4244-92d8-d811757fd21d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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