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Cooke, Alistair 1908-2004

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Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

86 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,342 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 )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,043 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 )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,381 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
A generation on trial: U.S.A. v. Alger Hiss by Alistair Cooke( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,327 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
Talk about America by Alistair Cooke( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of the author's broadcast, Letter from America, on BBC
Letter from America, 1946-2004 by Alistair Cooke( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 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
The three faces of Eve by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fact-based story about a Georgia housewife named Eve, who suffers from multiple personalities. Eve's husband, confused by his wife's behavior, seeks help from a psychiatrist. The doctor finds that each of Eve's personalities is aware of the others' existence but none are related. After months of therapy, Eve is purged of her negative selves and is cured
Masterpieces : a decade of Masterpiece theatre by Alistair Cooke( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,035 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 )

16 editions published between 1952 and 1957 in 4 languages and held by 920 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 )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hapless factory worker cracks under the strain of his job and runs amok. Unemployed on the streets of Depression America, he joins forces with a young woman fleeing the 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 708 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 )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 480 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
Douglas Fairbanks : the making of a screen character by Alistair Cooke( Book )

17 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 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 )

15 editions published between 1937 and 1971 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 359 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British journalist recalls his meetings with famous people from George Bernard Shaw to Bobby Jones
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of the play, this production condensed the play by eliminating the characters of Edgar and Edmund. King Lear of Britain has decided to divide his kingdom into three parts, and to hand over the responsibilities of ruling to his three daughters. The two oldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, flatter their father insincerely, and are rewarded. Cordelia, the youngest, sincerely loves her father, but she cannot match her sisters' skill at false adulation. The king takes away her portion of the kingdom, despite the pleadings of some of his most loyal nobles. It is not long before Goneril and Regan reveal their deep ingratitude, and soon the old king finds himself in a confusing and desperate position
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 297 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
America by Alistair Cooke( Visual )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 292 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
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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

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 goodKing LearFun & games with Alistair Cooke : on sport and other amusements