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Boom!: Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Good Read

One can read G's reveiw and understand that he does not like the Brokaw look at the subject. However, I would like to say that I thought the book was a fair look at the time period and that Brokaw really tried to bring a broad view to the table. In a lot of ways, the ...
One can read G's reveiw and understand that he does not like the Brokaw look at the subject. However, I would like to say that I thought the book was a fair look at the time period and that Brokaw really tried to bring a broad view to the table. In a lot of ways, the way the material was presented allowed one to reach some individual conclusions - not just take in all of Brokaw's ideas. Isn't that what he was trying to say anyway. I think G's comments celebrate the fact that America is a country where one can still debate even if G doesn't believe that the debate went far enough. I also see in G's review what went wrong in the 60s and what is still wrong - we cannot even speak with each other in a tone that is civil. Again, though, he is entitiled to his opinion. I really liked the part of Brokaw's book dealing with Civil Rights. I have traveled through the South and observed some of the legacies of the movement. My dad was drafted to go to Vietnam and Nixon called the draft off. But he was as good as gone before that. I was 2 and a half. I will always be a fan of the Greatest Generation book. I liked this one too. As a high school teacher, I will share some of these stories with my students.

posted by Anonymous on January 1, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Just ok but not the best

Jordan's Boomers How we changed the world is a much, much better read. It is in fact an exceptional "generational biography" that does not miss much. I understand volume II at 900 pages is ready to be published. Volume I covers 1946-1980. It covers a lot of things that...
Jordan's Boomers How we changed the world is a much, much better read. It is in fact an exceptional "generational biography" that does not miss much. I understand volume II at 900 pages is ready to be published. Volume I covers 1946-1980. It covers a lot of things that are definitely NOT politically correct. A much better guide to my generation..

posted by avidreader5859 on September 16, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    'thanks for the memories'

    The book was truly a fascinating adventure 'back to the future'. The adventures of the sixties was brought to life and the significant impact that this decade has had and will continue to have for quite some time. It was hard to put the book down and I found myself closing my eyes to relive the experiences I encountered.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2014

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    A great recollection of life in America in the Swinging Sixties


    A great recollection of life in America in the Swinging Sixties!

    Boom is a great recollection of the Vietnam War,the death of President John F.Kennedy,and other events that shaped the Swinging Sixties in America.,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    People of the 60's

    Very interesting account of the different types of people who made the 6p's so interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    To below

    Sure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    To death twins

    Can i be in it i will post my bio at next part

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Mark to below

    Already nakes and my di.ck is 50 in long eat it its hard core

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Jake

    Sure i do im jake and im gay

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Any guys who wanna f*ck

    I like sex...i have an open p u s s y hard b o o b s and a mouth ready for suckin

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Jake

    I like girls.

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    Posted July 23, 2012

    Janitor

    Thank you, sir. 'She walks out'

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    Posted July 23, 2012

    Evilspy

    Givesher 100ed 100s

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    A Must-read for Boomers!

    If you were a young adult in the 60's this book is a step back in time. Brokaw examines many aspects of events, people, and philosophies that evolved from that time and influenced our culture today. He is mostly objective but does on occasion reflect his more liberal 'from-the-60's' roots and viewpoint. This was exceedingly well-researched; the writing style flows smoothly and keeps reader interest. It is definitely a must-read for Boomers and anyone who wants to understand that decade's tremendous influence on American society.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    Rarely have I ever read a 600+ page book in two or three settings but this is one that will keep you turning the pages. It is a magnificent collection of insightful and important stories woven together in a way that brings the 1960s and 1970s alive. Not only does this work recreate memories, it teaches lessons from which our leaders today and for years to come can use to shape the future of our country. Turbulent times, yes. Troubling issues, yes. Opportunity for triumph - absolutely. But the triumph will only come if we, the boomers, gen x and gen y and everyone else learn to celebrate our differences, rekindle our passion for the truths that we believe in and learn from those who have gone before us. Thank you Tom Brokaw, for reminding us and challenging us once again as we challenged ourselves some forty years ago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2007

    A must read which is also al joy

    Brokaw not only gives us the insight and experinces of those who made the 60's what they were, but explores the forces at work during that decade and their continuing effect on our present society. An excellent book which should generate thoughtful discussions of our circumstances today. I hope it does.

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    Posted November 19, 2008

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    Posted March 21, 2009

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