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Boom! - Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today

Tom Brokaw

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

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
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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

Language:

English

Length:

5h 29m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:04


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:26


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:55


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:07