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    DescriptionThis last selection of Letters focuses on the turbulent times in the US in the first years of the new millennium. Cooke covers the famously controversial 2000 election, in which George W. Bush narrowly beat Al Gore, and the tragic events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Cooke's final Letter, broadcast on 20th February 2004, reflects on President Bush's difficulties as the situation in Iraq unravelled. There are also Letters in a more personal vein, as Cooke reflects on Thanksgiving, remembers the golfer Bobby Jones and bids farewell to his friends in San Francisco. The Letters are set in their historical context with a specially commissioned script narrated by the BBC's award-winning American correspondent Matt Frei. In March 2004, just one month after the broadcast of his final Letter, Alistair Cooke died. His ashes were scattered in Central Park, New York, and a Memorial Service was held in Westminster Abbey, London, where for the first time ever, the Stars and Stripes flew in his honour. 'Cooke lures in listeners with that unique narrative style of wit, charm and analysis. This audio book makes perfect listening for history-lovers keen to celebrate the end of what was the longest-running one-man series in radio history' - "Townswoman". 'Cooke's debonaire, transatlantic tones are unmistakable' - "FT Magazine".


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    Title
    Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: 2000-2004
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Cooke
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 3
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 144 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 223 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408400791
    ISBN 10: 1408400790
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ
    DC22: 973.93
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, 3JMC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036070
    Thema V1.0: DNP, NHK
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    04 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Bath