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  • Published: 15 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780375759352
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99
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A Long Way From Home


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Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties

In A Long Way from Home, Tom Brokaw describes his childhood and youth in South Dakota, and the people and places in the American heartland of the 1940s and 1950s that continue to shape his life today. As he reflects on the American experience as he lived and observed it during the central decades of the twentieth century, Brokaw writes of his parents' lives during the Great Depression, his boyhood along the Missouri River, the happy days of his adolescence in Yankton, and his early years in broadcast journalism on the cusp of the turbulent 1960s. As he recounts his own American pilgrimage, Tom Brokaw also explores what brought him and so many Americans to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780375759352
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his journalism career in Omaha and Atlanta before joining NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. He's been the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw since 1983. Brokaw has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody Award and several Emmys. He is the author of The Greatest Generation. He lives in New York and Montana.

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