Memories of the Great and the Good

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Over the course of his distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, which spans more than sixty years, Alistair Cooke has known, interviewed, or reported on literally hundreds of the most influential men and women of the twentieth century. Here he has collected his memories of more than a score of them: they include actors and generals, statesmen and eccentrics, a poet, a jazzman, an intensely scholarly woman and a casually funny one, an architect, a publisher, and several politicians - all of whom, in ...
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Overview

Over the course of his distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, which spans more than sixty years, Alistair Cooke has known, interviewed, or reported on literally hundreds of the most influential men and women of the twentieth century. Here he has collected his memories of more than a score of them: they include actors and generals, statesmen and eccentrics, a poet, a jazzman, an intensely scholarly woman and a casually funny one, an architect, a publisher, and several politicians - all of whom, in Cooke's view, have left the world a better or more interesting place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611457186
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/8/2013
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alistair Cooke hosted PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre for twenty-two years and was known internationally for his weekly BBC broadcast “Letter from America.” He died in 2004.
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Table of Contents

To the Reader
Acknowledgments
1 George Bernard Shaw 1
2 John Nance Garner: The Frontiersman 17
3 Frank Lloyd Wright 29
4 Wodehouse at Eighty 39
5 FDR 53
6 Maker of a President: Eleanor Roosevelt 69
7 General Marshall 75
8 Dean Acheson 89
9 Eisenhower at Gettysburg 101
10 Harold Ross 113
11 The Legend of Gary Cooper 123
12 Robert Frost 131
13 Goldwater: Jefferson in the Desert 143
14 Chichester: The Master Mariner 155
15 Reagan: The Common Man Writ Large 163
16 The Duke 175
17 Aiken of Vermont 187
18 Barbara McClintock: The Gene on the Cob 197
19 George Abbott 207
20 Scotty Reston: The Maestro from Glasgow 217
21 Erma Bombeck: A Rare Bird 229
22 The Last Victorian 239
23 The Gentleman from Georgia 259
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