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    DescriptionThis is 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. 'Cooke's debonaire, transatlantic tones are unmistakable...' - "FT Magazine".


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    Title
    Alistair Cooke: The Essential Letters from America: The 70s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Cooke, Read by Alistair Cooke
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 4
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 177 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408400760
    ISBN 10: 1408400766
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, BJ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: LAN008000
    B&T General Subject: 430
    DC22: 973.92
    BIC subject category V2: DNJ
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1970
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    BISAC V2.8: PER008000, HIS036060
    Libri: I-KR
    Ingram Subject Code: KR
    Thema V1.0: DNP, DND, NHK
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    15 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Bath