Summary of The Time of Our Lives

A Conversation About America

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The Time of Our Lives book summary
Veteran television news anchorman Tom Brokaw shares what he has learned covering America since the 1960s.


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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 read on.

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.


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...
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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.

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    Jeff Beer 4 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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