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Cooke, Alistair 1908-2004

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Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

92 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,964 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 )

27 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 1,882 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 )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As chief U.S. correspondent for the Guardian, Cooke became known as a perceptive interpreter of American culture and politics. Reprinted in this volume are 58 of his brief essays written during the period 1946-1985, almost all of them from that newspaper. The pieces range widely in subject matter: some deal with Presidential politics in Washington, others with mundane life in small towns around the country. Likewise, the tone varies from serious to tongue-in-cheek. Cooke discusses American problems and peculiarities without mockery, and displays genuine insight and wit, even in the midst of some of the most turbulent events of this century. ISBN 0-394-57342-0: $19.95
A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss by Alistair Cooke( Book )

51 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case that defined an infamous era, as reported by one of the twentieth century & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & mdash; & ldquo;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 & rdquo; & mdash;is both a fascinating historical document and a stirring example of journalistic integrity
Talk about America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the author's broadcast, Letter from America, on BBC
The three faces of Eve( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 975 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
Masterpieces : a decade of Masterpiece theatre by Alistair Cooke( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 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
One man's America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

19 editions published between 1952 and 1957 in 4 languages and held by 893 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
Letter from America, 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 813 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
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his boss demands more speed and efficiency, Chaplin goes crazy from his repetitious assembly line job
General Eisenhower on the military Churchill : a conversation with Alistair Cooke by Alistair Cooke( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 701 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."--Jacket
Above London by Robert Cameron( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his broadcasting career of over sixty years Alistair Cooke encountered many legendary figures, in the varied worlds of journalism, politics, public life, sport and entertainment. This is his highly personal account of just six of those remarkable men that he knew and admired. Here are candid portraits of the lovable yet unreliable Charlie Chaplin, who, when asked to be Cooke's best man, mysteriously vanished on the wedding day; the charming yet childlike 'golden boy' Edward VIII; Cooke's mentor, the flawed contrarian and satirist H. L. Mencken; Humphrey Bogart, revealing the complex and private man behind the tough-guy image; the larger-than-life liberal politician Adlai Stevenson; and the heroic social reformer Bertrand Russell"--BOOK JACKET
Fun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusements by Alistair Cooke( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 521 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
Douglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen character by Alistair Cooke( Book )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This now classic portrait of Douglas Fairbanks - the swashbuckling original King of Hollywood - was first published in 1940. This book goes step-by-step through Fairbanks' career
Letter from America, 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2021 in English and Spanish and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, published for the first time, is a selection of the finest of Alistair Cooke's 2,869 broadcasts, which celebrates the inimitable style of this reporter who focused on 'the springs of such activity whose bubbles are the headlines, rather than on the headlines themselves'. Presented chronologically, these famous letters span Cooke's extraordinary career, beginning with a powerful description of American GIs returning home in 1946, and ending with his last broadcast in February 2004 discussing the US presidential campaign
Garbo and the night watchmen : a selection made in 1937 from the writings of British and American film critics by Alistair Cooke( Book )

18 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and German and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met ind. Ook aanwezig: London [etc.] : Cape, 1937. - 352 p. ; 21 cm
Leonard Bernstein Omnibus : the historic TV broadcasts on 4 DVDs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hosted by Alistair Cooke. Includes seven episodes featuring lectures, performances, and master classes from legendary conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein
The jewel in the crown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by critics as one of the most thoughtful and important TV dramas ever, the sweeping fourteen-part remastered adaptation of Paul Scott's Raj Quartet is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes of WWII India, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them, knowing that their lives will never be the same again
Alistair Cooke at the movies by Alistair Cooke( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 8 October 1934, long before the wider world knew him from his Letter from America broadcasts, his television series America, or his introductions to Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke sat down at a BBC microphone to give his first radio talk. His subject was cinema
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Letter from America, 1946-2004
Letter from America, 1946-2004Above LondonSix menFun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusementsDouglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen characterLetter from America, 1946-2004Alistair Cooke at the movies
Alternative Names
Adam Cooke 1908-2004

Alfred Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke 1908-2004

Alistair Cooke britisch-amerikanischer Journalist und Moderator

Alistair Cooke British journalist and broadcaster

Alistair Cooke Brits journalist (1908-2004)

Alistair Cooke dziennikarz amerykański

Cooke, A. A. 1908-

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

Cooke, A.B.

Cooke, Adam 1908-2004

Cooke, Alfred

Cooke, Alfred 1908-2004

Cooke Alfred Alistair

Cooke, Alfred Alistair 1908-

Cooke, Alfred Alistair 1908-2004

Cooke, Alistair

Cooke, Alistair, 1908-

Cooke, Alistair 1908-2004

Алистер Кук британский и американский журналист

Алистэр Кук

أليستير كوك

الیستر کوک

쿡크, 알리스타이어 1908-2004

クック, アリステア

クック, アリステア 1908-2004