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The Essential Letters from America: The 1970s

The Essential Letters from America: The 1970s

by Alistair Cooke
     
 

A collection of some of Alistair Cooke’s most memorable radio letters from the 1970s

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. Wise and witty,
informed yet

Overview

A collection of some of Alistair Cooke’s most memorable radio letters from the 1970s

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. Wise and witty,
informed yet informal, Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents.

This selection of letters includes Cooke’s reports on momentous events such as Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, the ceasefire in Vietnam, and the assassination attempt on Gerald Ford. Here, too, are
Cooke’s thoughts on Jimmy Carter becoming president, the death of Harry S.
Truman, the accident at Three Mile Island nuclear power station, and the Apollo-Soyuz link-up in space.

The letters are set in their historical context with a specially commissioned script narrated by the BBC’s award-winning American correspondent Matt Frei.

Whether the topics he explores are serious or humorous, Cooke’s unique style of expression and analysis shines through in these classic broadcasts from one of the world’s most famous letter writers and radio’s greatest observer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408400760
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/02/2011
Series:
The Letters from America Series
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Alistair Cooke KBE (1908–2004) was born in England and educated at
Cambridge, Yale, and Harvard. He became a US citizen in 1941. In 1973 he was awarded an honorary knighthood and delivered the keynote address before both houses of Congress at the bicentennial celebrations in 1976. Cooke lived and worked in an apartment overlooking Central Park, where he raised his family and lived with his wife, Jane White, until his death.

Alistair Cooke KBE (1908–2004) was born in England and educated at
Cambridge, Yale, and Harvard. He became a US citizen in 1941. In 1973 he was awarded an honorary knighthood and delivered the keynote address before both houses of Congress at the bicentennial celebrations in 1976. Cooke lived and worked in an apartment overlooking Central Park, where he raised his family and lived with his wife, Jane White, until his death.

Matt Frei is Europe editor and presenter at Channel 4 news. He previously worked as the Washington Correspondent for two years and was also part of the presenting team across Channel 4’s news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches program. He also worked extensively for BBC World News America, reporting from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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