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Download Alistair Cooke's Letters From America: The Elections Audiobook (Unabridged)

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Five specially selected letters from American election years, based on the BBC Radio 4 series 'Cooke's Elections'.

Starting with Truman's surprise victory in 1948 and concluding with another surprise win, that of George W. Bush in 2000 - he comments on opinion polls, democracy, the difference between Democrats and Republicans, Bill Clinton's fashion sense and what Clinton's symbolic rejection of 'the blue blazer' meant to the American political system. In each letter his unique style of expression and analysis shines through.

Also includes an introduction by Justin Webb and links. Download and start listening now!

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    " Am loving it, but the podcasts are better. His voice and diction add his personal subtle humour to the stories and allow the imagination to see what he saw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoff | 2/15/2012

    " I'm a relatively recent convert to Alistair Cooke so I read this to catch up on the 60 years of broadcasts I missed! What an interesting book, full of anecdotal insight and humour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 9/21/2011

    " Excellent essays, especially the ones NOT around some topical person or event. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/7/2008

    " A book to dip in and out of. Some of the talks now seem a little outdated, but others provide an insight into events that I only had passing knowledge of. For example the description of the OJ trial and Watergate. "

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About the Author
Author Alistair CookeBorn in England and educated at Cambridge, Yale, and Harvard, Alistar Cooke (1908-2004) became a U.S. citizen in 1941. He was awarded an honorary knighthood in 1973 and delivered the keynote address before both houses of Congress at the bicentennial celebrations in 1976. Cooke lived and worked in an apartment overlooking Central Park, where he raised his family and lived with his wife, Jane White, until his death.