The author of the best-selling The Greatest Generation redefines the tumultuous and history-making decade of the 1960s, a decade that saw the rise of the rebellious children of the greatest generation, to reveal how American social, political, economic, and cultural institutions were transformed by an era of dramatic change and upheaval. Simultaneous.
"[Tom Brokaw] approaches this magnum opus with warmth, curiosity and conviction, the same attributes that worked so well for his GREATEST GENERATION. And he will succeed in prompting readers to step back and do some soul searching. BOOM is as interesting for the effects it can catalyze as for those it actually describes....On the page, as he is on the screen, Mr. Brokaw is a canny, perceptive interviewer with an honest interest in what other people have to say."
Janet Maslin, New York Times, 11/05/2007
"[U]ltimately, [BOOM!] is about personalities, and that is its charm--the chance to meet so many interesting people."
Brad Hooper, Booklist, 11/01/2007