In this volume, Cooke reports on a varied selection of events, including the 1992 presidential election, the art of Charles Schulz, and introducing Bernstein to Handel's Messiah. He remembers the infamous standoff over Cuba, which nearly caused a third world war, and recalls the more recent shocking events surrounding September 11th, 2001, and the subsequent "war on terror". Every event evokes a particular time and place, but Cooke's unique style of expression and analysis provides each with a resonance that echoes through the years.
This release also contains a bonus programme, Remembering Alistair Cooke, in which BBC Radio 4 presenter James Naughtie and a selection of Cooke's friends, family, and colleagues pay tribute to the great broadcaster.
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"Still in icon territory there's a crop of repackaged (Letters from America) to mark Alistair Cooke's centenary year..., the most relevant being his election reports, from Truman in 1948 to Bush in 2000."(The Guardian)
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