A Long Way from Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


The New York Times is regarded as the world's preeminent newspaper. Its news coverage is known for its exceptional depth and breadth, with reporting bureaus throughout the United States and in 26 foreign countries. Winner of 106 Pulitzer Prizes, The Times has the largest circulation of any seven-day newspaper in the U.S.

Praise For…


“[A] love letter to the...people and places that enriched a ‘Tom Sawyer boyhood.’ Brokaw...has a knack for delivering quirky observations on small-town life....Bottom line: Tom’s terrific.”
—People

“Breezy and straightforward...much like the assertive TV newsman himself.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Brokaw writes with disarming honesty.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Brokaw evokes a sense of community, a pride of citizenship, and a confidence in American ideals that will impress his readers.”
—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375759352
ISBN-10: 0375759352
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: September 30th, 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English