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A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw, (large print)

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A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope
Title
A lucky life interrupted
Title remainder
a memoir of hope
Statement of responsibility
Tom Brokaw
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Language
eng
Summary
"The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would relinquish their independence and accept the creation of a federal government with power over their individual autonomy. The Quartet is the story of this second American founding and of the men responsible--some familiar, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, and some less so, such as Robert Morris and Governeur Morris. It was these menwho shaped the contours of American history by diagnosing the systemic dysfunctions created by the Articles of Confederation, manipulating the political process to force a calling of the Constitutional Convention, conspiring to set the agenda in Philadelphia, orchestrating the debate in the state ratifying conventions, and, finally, drafting the Bill of Rights to assure state compliance with the constitutional settlement"--
Title
A lucky life interrupted
Creator
Summary
"Tom Brokaw had led a lucky life--marrying his childhood sweetheart (they have been married for 51 years), rising to fame in the journalism world on the Today Show and as the NBC Nightly News anchor for 22 years, publishing the world-renowned book The Greatest Generation--when suddenly he took two inexplicable falls. Nagging back pain led him to the doctors at Mayo, who had shocking news: he had multiple myeloma, the treatable but incurable blood cancer. Brokaw leads the readers through his decision to keep a journal of experiences, during a year of denial, acceptance, struggle, and his courageous battle to get the cancer under control and to go on with his life, even as he reflects on the things he thought about, during a year in a life interrupted: news stories of special significance to him, lessons learned about family and friendship, a man coming to terms with aging and his own mortality. Written in Brokaw's natural, warm voice, this candid, intimate book is a memoir of understanding and empowerment, of the importance of a patient taking charge of his or her condition, of understanding aging, the importance of family and relationships, the role of caretakers and coordinated care, of gratitude for a good life"--
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autobiography
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10426944
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TEFBT
Dewey number
920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of hope
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a memoir of hope
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Tom Brokaw
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A lucky life interrupted : a memoir of hope, Tom Brokaw, (large print)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
905492615
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
257 p.(large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804195003
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:
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)905492615

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