A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland (Unabridged)
Written By: Tom Brokaw
Written By: Dan Cashman
Length:6 hours and 7 min.
Customer Rating :3.75
Audiobook Summary:Tom Brokaw, a trusted member of our elite journalistic core, writes a beautiful memoir of his quintessentially American experience: from his parents' life in the thirties, to his own boyhood on the prairies of South Dakota in the forties, to his early career as a reporter in the tumultuous sixties, up to the present. When Brokaw's father, a genius with machines, moved the family to Pickstown, South Dakota, it became the pivotal decision in their lives. They began to live the American dream of community, middle-class pleasures, and a good education for the children. Reflecting upon his "Tom Sawyer boyhood" along the Missouri River, he describes his pilgrimage to adulthood, and considers what brought him and so many Americans of his generation to lead lives a long way from home, yet forever affected by it.