Alistair Cooke's America

Alistair Cooke's America

by Alistair Cooke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465018826
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 423,782
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alistair Cooke (1908–2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio, and television. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster for many different organizations, including the BBC, The Times, and the Guardian, and won numerous awards for his work. He is best known both at home and abroad for his weekly Letter from America, the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

To the Reader (Old & New) 1

Prologue: A Passage to America 5

1 The New-Found Land 17

2 A Home Away from Home 47

3 Making a Revolution 72

4 Inventing a Nation 97

5 Gone West 122

6 A Firebell in the Night 146

7 Domesticating a Wilderness 168

8 Money on the Land 185

9 The Huddled Masses 204

10 The Promise Fulfilled - The Promise Broken 228

11 The Arsenal 252

Epilogue: The More Abundant Life 277

Acknowledgements 298

Index 301

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nakmeister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, a fascinating all in one guide to American History. I've only read half of it. This may seem not much of a recommendation, but reading the book drew me in to the subject so much that I start deviating off, reading other sources covering the same period of history. It was a library book, I'd renewed it once, and thought I should give someone else a chance and get on with reading a novel or two. But I will go back to it, but I'll probably buy it next time.