The Marvellous Mania

The Marvellous Mania : Alistair Cooke on Golf

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For over half a century, Alistair Cooke was the leading interpreter of America to the rest of the world. In the course of millions of printed and broadcast words, he frequently brought his unique blend of curiosity, wit and perceptive analysis to bear on sporting events on both sides of the Atlantic. Cooke had a lifelong fascination with sports - but of all the sports he witnessed and covered, his first love was always golf, about which nobody has written more brilliantly and more lovingly. Here, gathered together for the first time, is a collection of Cooke's essays on his lasting passion. Whether it is Arnold Palmer playing in 102-degree heat in San Antonio, dapper Gary Player winning the U.S. Open at Creve Coeur, Missouri, or Jack Nicklaus playing (and winning) almost anywhere, Alistair Cooke on his favourite sport is a rare and constant pleasure. Cooke's golf journalism shows all the mischievous charm and masterly narrative technique that made him one of the great reporters of the twentieth century.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152 x 236 x 24mm | 521.63g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8pp b/w inset
  • 0713999969
  • 9780713999969

About Alistair Cooke

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, 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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