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3.03921568627451 out of 53.03921568627451 out of 53.03921568627451 out of 53.03921568627451 out of 53.03921568627451 out of 5 3.04 (51 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Kuralt Narrator: Charles Kuralt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charles Kuralt is a national treasure, a reporter and man of the world who was to many the real and true voice of America. For more than thirty-five years, he delighted us with his On the Road reports, as an anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, and with bestselling books that include On the Road with Charles Kuralt and Charles Kuralt’s America.

The project that Kuralt was working on when he died was An American Moment with Charles Kuralt, a series of brief television essays about the people, places, and ideas that define the national spirit: the man who handcrafts the President’s shoes; the origin of buffalo wings; Paul Bunyan’s hometown of Bemidji, Minnesota; the Pony Express Museum; Pike Place Market in Seattle; Ferris wheels; and more.

A collection of enchanting and sometimes touching stories that brings back Charles Kuralt’s distinctive voice, Charles Kuralt’s American Moments celebrates the quintessential American character and traditions that he so loved.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Here is a last chance to see the nature and fiber of our country through the eyes and words of Kuralt.”

    Library Journal

  • “Prose snapshots of remarkable unsung Americans...that approach poetry in their passion for the best words to celebrate a person, place, or American event.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Kuralt gives Robert Frost-like vignettes of roads less traveled. ”

    Denver Post

  • “Spend just five minutes with this book and chances are you'll be touched.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “Kuralt's way of sharing his vision is keen and specific, yet nestled snugly into context. It's the context, the sense of being in place, that makes these moments American moments.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “A night-table book that should be kept at bed-side to clear the mind for untroubled sleep. It is milk and cookies for the spirit.”

    Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk)

  • “Little stories always were Kuralt's forte. He could pack more poetry, more heart, into a brief TV report than just about anybody who ever picked up a microphone.”

    Lexington Herald-Leader

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Frost | 11/7/2015

    " I wish this was more than an hour, but you have to remember Charles Kuralt died just before the age of everything being on the internet. We are fortunate to have what we have of his unique, fascinating storytelling. This is one of two "American Moments" offerings and if you love Kuralt, you really need both in your audio library. It is a shame we do not have more like this but he left us too soon. Very enjoyable hour. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 2/24/2013

    " This is a compilation of Charles Kuralt's ninety second TV anecdotes that he presented over the years. They are pure Americana telling about people, places and things that truly reflect the lifeblood of our nation. The book is a quick, light read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Brandon | 8/5/2012

    " Talk about slap-dash! This is basically just the transcipts of a handful of TV segments he did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom | 2/20/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kuralt relates tales of the American people as only a great storyteller can "

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