Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today
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In The Greatest Generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom
Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come
of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War.
Now, in Boom!, one of America’s premier journalists gives us
an epic portrait of another defining era in America as he
brings to life the tumultuous Sixties, a fault line in
American history. The voices and stories of both famous
people and ordinary citizens come together as Brokaw takes
us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time,
exploring how individual lives and the national mindset were
affected by a controversial era and showing how the
aftershocks of the Sixties continue to resound in our lives
today. In the reflections of a generation, Brokaw also
discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead.
Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel
suit, and the next minute it was time to “turn on, tune in,
drop out.” While Americans were walking on the moon,
Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond
question, and there were far fewer answers than before.
Published as the fortieth anniversary of 1968 approaches,
Boom! gives us what Brokaw sees as a virtual reunion of some
members of “the class of ’68,” offering wise and moving
reflections and frank personal remembrances about people’s
lives during a time of high ideals and profound social,
political, and individual change. What were the gains, what
were the losses? Who were the winners, who were the losers?
As they look back decades later, what do members of the
Sixties generation think really mattered in that tumultuous
time, and what will have meaning going forward?
Race, war, politics, feminism, popular culture, and music
are all explored here, and we learn from a wide range of
people about their lives. Tom Brokaw explores how members of
this generation have gone on to bring activism and a Sixties
mindset into individual entrepreneurship today. We hear
stories of how this formative decade has led to a
recalibrated perspective–on business, the environment,
politics, family, our national existence.
Remarkable in its insights, profoundly moving, wonderfully
written and reported, this revealing portrait of a
generation and of an era, and of the impact of the 1960s on
our lives today, lets us be present at this reunion
ourselves, and join in these frank conversations about
America then, now, and tomorrow.
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