Cooke, Alistair 1908-2004
Most widely held works about Alistair Cooke
Most widely held works by Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
67 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,169 libraries worldwide
A tour of American life and history based on Cooke's television series on the nation's growth and development and illustrated with photographs, cartoons, prints, and paintings.
Six men by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
39 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,642 libraries worldwide
The erudite writer and paragon of television commentators recalls his friendships with, and the personal characteristics of, Chaplin, the Duke of Windsor, Mencken, Adlai Stevenson, Bertrand Russell, and Bogart.
The Americans : fifty talks on our life and times by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 2,073 libraries worldwide
Contains fifty talks from the author's radio program "Letters from America," commenting on American life from 1969 to 1979.
America observed : from the 1940s to the 1980s by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
Alistair Cooke on McCarthyism, civil rights movement, Billy Graham, Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedys and other politicians, Miss Oklahoma wining the Miss America pageant (1966), etc.
The American home front, 1941-1942 by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
32 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,371 libraries worldwide
Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Cooke, a newly naturalized citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing a monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet for almost sixty years, until shortly before Cooke's death. Meanwhile, he had become one of the most widely read chroniclers of America, and his record of a lost country are captivating.--From publisher description.
Talk about America by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
21 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
Letter from America, 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,257 libraries worldwide
For over half a century, Alistair Cooke entertained and informed millions of listeners around the world in his weekly BBC radio program Letter from America. An outstanding observer of the American scene, he became one of the world's best-loved broadcasters, and a foreigner who helped Americans better understand themselves. Here, in print for the first time, is a collection of Cooke's finest reports that celebrates the inimitable style of this wise and avuncular reporter. Beginning with his first letter in 1946, a powerful description of American GIs returning home, and ending with his last broadcast in February 2004, in which he expressed his views on the United States presidential campaign, the collection captures Cooke's unique voice and gift for telling stories. Gathered in this volume are encounters with the many presidents Cooke knew, from Roosevelt to Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush, both Senior and Junior. His friends are warmly recollected among them Leonard Bernstein, Philip Larkin, Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin, and Katharine Hepburn. We observe a variety of political landmarks the Vietnam War, Watergate, Cooke's remarkable eyewitness account of Robert Kennedy's assassination, through to the scandals that surrounded Clinton and the conflict in Iraq. His moving evocation of the events of September 11 and its aftermath remains essential reading, while his recollections of holidays and sporting events remind us of Cooke's delight in the pleasures of everyday life. Imbued with Alistair Cooke's good humor, elegance, and understanding, Letter from America,1946, 2004 is a captivating insight into the heart of a nation and a fitting tribute to the man who was for so many the most reassuring voice of our times.
Masterpieces : a decade of Masterpiece theatre by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
The patient has the floor by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Contains fourteen essays and addresses delivered before professional groups in the United States and England. Cooke brings his own Anglo-American vision to bear on subjects ranging from Shakespeare and medicine to historic preservation and the military.
Memories of the great & the good by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
The British journalist recalls his meetings with famous people from George Bernard Shaw to Bobby Jones.
A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
21 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Hiss-Chambers episode, taken as far as possible from transcriptions of the Hiss trial records.
One man's America by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
11 editions published between 1952 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 996 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays written by a British journalist about his experiences and observations of Americans immediately post-World War II.
The three faces of Eve ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
This is a fact-based story about a young Georgia housewife named Eve, who suffers from multiple personalities. Eve's husband, confused by his wife's aberrant behavior when assuming her two "other selves," seeks out help from a psychiatrist. Carefully probing Eve's subconscious via hypnosis, the doctor finds out that, though each of Eve's personalities is aware of the other's existence, none are related. After months of therapy, Eve is purged of her negative selves and is totally cured.
General Eisenhower on the military Churchill: a conversation with Alistair Cooke by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Above London by Robert Cameron ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
Douglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen character by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
7 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Fun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusements by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together for the first time Alistair Cooke's best writing on a wide variety of sports - tennis, baseball, cricket, sailing, horse racing, boxing, and above all, golf, about which no one writes more brilliantly and lovingly.
Letters from America by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
32 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Alistair Cooke was a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over fifty years in his weekly "Letter from America". It was the longest-running one-man series in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance. From Truman's surprise victory in 1948, to George W. Bush's win in 2000, Cooke comments on aspects of the American electoral process and system, in a manner that was wise, witty, informed, yet informal.
Modern times ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 336 libraries worldwide
When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but occasional voices emanate from radios and television screens.
Alistair Cooke's American journey : life on the Home Front in the Second World War by Alistair Cooke ( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
"Shortly before his death in 2004, Alistair Cooke's personal secretary discovered in his New York study what Cooke had long believed was a lost manuscript: an entirely unpublished and extraordinary account of his travels through America during the Second World War"--Book Jacket.
Anecdotes Audiobooks Biography Biography British Broadcasters Celebrities Chambers, Whittaker Churchill, Winston,--1874-1965 Civilization Cooke, Alistair,--1908-2004 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Depressions Drama England--London Fairbanks, Douglas,--1883-1939 Feature films Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Great Britain Hiss, Alger History Journalism Journalists Large type books Manners and customs Masterpiece theatre (Television program) Medicine Military history Military leadership Motion pictures Multiple personality Personality disorders--Treatment Photographs--Aerial Political science Psychotherapy patients Radio journalists Recreation Reviews Social aspects Social history Speeches, addresses, etc. Sports Television personalities Travel United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) World War (1939-1945)
Cooke, A. A. (Alfred Alistair), 1908-
Cooke, Alfred Alistair, 1908-
Cooke, Alfred Alistair, 1908-2004
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