Coverart for item
The Resource A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland, Tom Brokaw

A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland, Tom Brokaw

Label
A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland
Title
A long way from home
Title remainder
growing up in the American heartland
Statement of responsibility
Tom Brokaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his memoir, Brokaw writes of his quintessential American experience, from his parents' life in the thirties to his early journalism career in the tumultuous sixties to the present day. In this beautiful memoir, Tom Brokaw writes of America and of the American experience. From his parents' life in theThirties, 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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189187
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.B717
LC item number
A3 2002b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
growing up in the American heartland
Label
A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland, Tom Brokaw
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Long way from home -- Work -- Boom times -- Talk -- Games -- Boy's life -- Yankton -- On the air -- Mother lode -- Race -- Failure is an option -- Reflections
Control code
2161009
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780375507632
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002031865
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50645863
  • (OCoLC)50645863
Label
A long way from home : growing up in the American heartland, Tom Brokaw
Link
Publication
Contents
Long way from home -- Work -- Boom times -- Talk -- Games -- Boy's life -- Yankton -- On the air -- Mother lode -- Race -- Failure is an option -- Reflections
Control code
2161009
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st trade ed.
Extent
xii, 233 p.
Isbn
9780375507632
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002031865
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50645863
  • (OCoLC)50645863

Library Locations

    • Appleby Branch LibraryBorrow it
      2260 Walton Way, Augusta, GA, 30904-4302, US
      33.477112 -82.015167
    • Diamond Lakes Branch LibraryBorrow it
      101 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah, GA, 30815-5879, US
      33.3559 -82.084099
    • Augusta-Richmond County Public LibraryBorrow it
      823 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA, 30901, US
      33.47263 -81.967957

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...