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    Description"Reporting America" is a magnificent collection of Alistair Cooke's key dispatches on the key moments, movements, men and women of post-war America. Alistair Cooke was the greatest, and most humane, of all modern reporters and interpreters of America, his adopted country, to his native Britain and to the world. Starting with his first broadcast 'Letter from America' on embarking in 1946 for America on a ship filled with tearful GI brides, here are the stories of a nation: Korea, the McCarthy witch hunts, Civil Rights, JFK, the moon landings, the moving eye-witness account of Robert Kennedy's assassination, Nixon's resignation and Clinton's scandals, right up to the attacks of September 11th and the war in Iraq. Also containing Cook's observations on the great, good and downright bad, and on the views of the ordinary people he met, as well as his daughter Susan's memories of her father, "Reporting America" is a tribute to an extraordinary man and the country he loved. "The voice of America...Here was a man who made intelligent, honest sense of decades of assassinations, scandals, elections, boom times and broken dreams ...an indispensable record of twentieth-century American culture". (Peter Kimpton, "Observer"). "Vintage Cooke". (David Dimbleby). "A rich picture of America, so vivid ...the fresh first pressing of history". (James Naughtie, "Sunday Telegraph"). Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. The Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America, Cooke was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.


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    Title
    Reporting America
    Subtitle
    The Life of the Nation 1946 - 2004
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Cooke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 367 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141033174
    ISBN 10: 0141033177
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    DC22: 973.92
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Illustrations note
    16 pp colour inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    03 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. Born in Manchester in 1908 and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was the Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America. He was best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.