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Cooke, Alistair 1908-2004

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Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

96 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,436 WorldCat member 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
The Americans : fifty talks on our life and times by Alistair Cooke( Book )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,259 WorldCat member 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 )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member 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
Talk about America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is never going to be anyone else like Cooke, a chronicler of amazing times." -- The Daily Telegraph. As the voice of the BBC's Letter from America for close to six decades, Alistair Cooke addressed several millions of listeners on five continents. They tuned in every Friday evening or Sunday morning to listen to his erudite and entertaining reports on life in the United States. He had "a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms." This second collection of Cooke's personally selected letters covers tumultuous events in American history such as the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. His analysis of the origins of the conflict in Vietnam is clear eyed and compelling, and in three thoughtful and incisive essays -- on Brown v. Board of Education, the struggle to integrate the Deep South, and the riots in Watts -- Cooke identifies the changing racial attitudes that defined the era. He reflects on the rise of drug use among college students and offers a paean to the beauty of Golden Gate Park. With characteristically incisive portraits of political and cultural figures such as John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Robert Frost, H. L. Mencken, Charles Lindbergh, and John Glenn, Talk About America: 1951-1968 is rich with humor, compassion, and commitment. In this superb overview of an astonishing era in America's twentieth century, Alistair Cooke is at the top of his game
Letter from America, 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member 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. From the Hardcover edition
A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss by Alistair Cooke( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case that defined an infamous era, as reported by one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated journalists In August 1948, a former Communist Party member named Whittaker Chambers testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee that a secret cell of Communists had infiltrated Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration. Chief among the conspirators, according to Chambers, was Alger Hiss, a former government attorney and State Department official who had taken part in the Yalta Conference and been instrumental in the creation of the United Nations. Hiss’s categorical denial of the charges, which led Chambers to produce evidence linking both men to Soviet espionage, quickly escalated into one of the most divisive episodes in American history and ignited the widespread fear and paranoia of the McCarthy era. As the US correspondent for the Manchester Guardian , Alistair Cooke reported extensively on the Hiss affair. In an atmosphere that he memorably compares to that of a seventeenth-century religious war, Cooke maintained a clear head and his signature intellectual rigor. A Generation on Trial , which begins with a brilliantly succinct summary of the case—“We are about to look at the trials of a man who was judged in one decade for what he was said to have done in another”—is both a fascinating historical document and a stirring example of journalistic integrity
Masterpieces : a decade of Masterpiece theatre by Alistair Cooke( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alistair Cooke's essays about the history, personalities and literary works that shaped the programs that have appeared on Masterpiece Theatre
The three faces of Eve by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member 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
One man's America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1957 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays written by a British journalist about his experiences and observations of Americans immediately post-World War II
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hapless factory worker cracks under the strain of his job and is sent off in a paddy wagon. He then finds himself unemployed, on the streets of Depression America, where he befriends a young woman fleeing childcare authorities, and they embark on a misadventure-filled search for happiness
General Eisenhower on the military Churchill : a conversation with Alistair Cooke by Alistair Cooke( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What man could better have evaluated the military mind of Winston Churchill than the man who shared with him the momentous decisions of war - Dwight D. Eisenhower. In this conversational reminiscence, General Eisenhower fondly recalls his phenomenal friend and irascible fighting companion. The result is a unique segment of living history, revealing the Prime Minister in the role he particularly cherished, the military one."--Book Jacket
Above London by Robert Cameron( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a visual record of London through unique aerial photographs and accompanying text
Six men by Alistair Cooke( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six men whom the author has known and found most fascinating in a lifetime of journalism - Charlie Chaplin, Edward VIII, H.L. Mencken, Humphrey Bogart, Adlai Stevenson and Bertrand Russell
Douglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen character by Alistair Cooke( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo and the night watchmen : a selection made in 1937 from the writings of British and American film critics by Alistair Cooke( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein Omnibus the historic TV broadcasts on 4 DVDs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Alistair Cooke. Includes seven episodes featuring lectures, performances, and master classes from legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein
Memories of the great & the good by Alistair Cooke( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British journalist recalls his meetings with famous people from George Bernard Shaw to Bobby Jones
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Alistair] Cooke traces his pursuit of the American essence over four decades, presenting his personal view of American history. His narrative begins with the arrival of the first white settlers and traces the development of the continent up to the present day." -- Container
Fun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusements by Alistair Cooke( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member 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
The patient has the floor by Alistair Cooke( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1987 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member 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
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Letter from America, 1946-2004
Alternative Names
Alfred Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke britisch-amerikanischer Journalist und Moderator

Alistair Cooke Brits journalist (1908-2004)

Alistair Cooke dziennikarz amerykański

Cooke, A. A. 1908-

Cooke, A. A. (Alfred Alistair), 1908-

Cooke, Alfred 1908-2004

Cooke, Alfred Alistair 1908-

Cooke, Alfred Alistair 1908-2004

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Letter from America, 1946-2004Above LondonSix menDouglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen characterMemories of the great & the goodFun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusementsAlistair Cooke : a biography