Books by Tom Brokaw
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On the 150th anniversary of the nation's highest military honor, two recipients share their stories. While badly wounded and under heavy fire, recalls one Vietnam War veteran, "what goes through your mind is the understanding that if you don't do something ... then everything is lost."
Tom Brokaw's new book, Boom, comes out just before the 40th anniversary of the socially and politically significant year, 1968. The former NBC Nightly News anchor says the lasting effects of the eventful time are "as vigorously debated as the era that produced them."