In this personally chosen selection from 1946-1968, Cooke reports on everything from an Indian village in New Mexico to the Watts riots in Los Angeles. He recalls the kidnapping of a baby and the trials of a summer bachelor. He gives us vivid word pictures of events such as John Glenn's journey into space and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.
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.
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Didn't listen when first broadcast on the radio - so the audio book has been riveting listening, in fact have purchased all three letter from America audio books, have listened over and over again - fantastic insight into the lives of Americans over many years. - well recomended.
What a raconteur! His accurate and colourful descriptions, his wit and his comments on life in America are a priceless legacy. Cooke's discinctive style has, if anything, improved over the many years he has performed. Absolutely wonderful.
"The great Alistair Cooke"
his ruminations on America broadcast in Britain we're always incisive and entertaining. wonderful broadcaster. listen
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