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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (124 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alistair Cooke Narrator: Alistair Cooke Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alistair Cooke is the microphone's great observer, the doyen of foreign correspondents and the world's most famous letter writer. Since 1946 he has been explaining the Americans through his weekly Letter From America, the longest-running one-man series in broadcasting history. It has been, and still is, a virtuoso performance: informed, informal, shrewd, funny, and erudite.

This personally selected second volume contains more memorable topics including the eight-year-old girl who started the civil rights movement, reflections on '60s counter-culture, and fascinating memories of Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx, and Duke Ellington.

Every event evokes a particular time and place, but Cooke's unique style of expression and analysis provides each with a resonance that echoes through the years. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Des | 7/6/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 4/1/2010

    " 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 Some of the talks now seem a little outdated, but others provide an insight into events that I only had passing knowledge of.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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 6/12/2008

    " What a marvellous life and what a wonderful writer and voice.....! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Geoff | 5/15/2008

    " 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. "

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