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Tom Brokaw, veteran television news anchorman and author of The Greatest Generation, discusses the problems that the United States confronts today and offers sensible, if occasionally obvious, solutions. Brokaw is a competent author with a tendency to dwell on family stories. Even so, getAbstract applauds Brokaw’s sharp reporting, acute insights and big South Dakotan heart. His book will be interesting to anyone who wants to understand America’s difficulties or who finds the author’s well-known warmth and well-informed concern reason enough to keep reading.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What news anchorman Tom Brokaw sees as the major problems confronting the United States and
  • What solutions he – and the people he interviewed around the country – think could viably address these problems.

About the Author

Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, is an American television journalist who served as anchor of the NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004.



Journey of Discovery

Veteran NBC-TV anchorman, journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw traveled throughout the United States on a yearlong journey, talking to his fellow citizens about the nation’s biggest problems and how to fix them. Brokaw spoke with everyone from Tea Party conservatives in the heartland to liberals on the east and west coasts. During his wanderings, he met hundreds of people who were working hard to restore the American Dream, despite facing various obstacles.

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    Jeff Beer 5 years ago
    A refreshing read. Sometimes, in solutions, or life in general, the obvious isn't so obvious. With the world seeming more fast-paced, we tend overlook the simplest ideas too often.

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