A ''virtual reunion'' hosted by one of America's most trusted figures, this compelling book takes the measure of a generation and the nation it created.
- Brokaw himself reported many of the major events of 1968, most famously RFK's assassination.
- Meet today's leaders and relive their formative experiences in the Sixties.
- 668-page hardcover book from the author of The Greatest Generation.
Forty years ago a sea-change in our society &mdash a cultural, political and social upwelling &mdash laid the foundation for modern-day America.
It was 1968. In that single year, MLK and RFK died, Chicago rioted, Nixon triumphed, and Tet exploded. The top music acts were the Beatles, the Doors, Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye. Man circled the Moon. From Civil Rights to Vietnam, from rock & roll to rocket science, 1968 stands out as a concentrated dose of everything we think of as the Sixties.
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 discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead.
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 "virtual reunion", and join in these frank conversations about America then, now, and tomorrow.
Your appreciation and understanding of this pivotal time will explode with Tom Brokaw's BOOM!.