Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke's America by Alistair Cooke

By Alistair Cooke

For years mythical broadcaster Alistair Cooke introduced the USA to the remainder of the area with incomparable wit and knowledge. this can be his now vintage and irresistibly readable 'personal history' of the United States: guiding us via centuries of fixing existence within the US.

Beginning along with his personal arrival in the US as a graduate within the Nineteen Thirties: Alistair Cooke is going directly to write concerning the explorers who placed their new-found land at the map: the pioneers who tamed the Wild West: the warriors who fought for independence and the tycoons who equipped fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush: the jazz age to Pearl Harbour: with pictures of figures as assorted as Buffalo invoice: John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King: this is the yank tale in all its triumphs and screw ups: grandeurs and tragedies. it's the defining portrait of a nation.

Alistair Cooke loved a rare existence in print, radio and tv. Born in Manchester in 1908 and trained on the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was once the Guardian?s Senior Correspondent in ny for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American tv and of the BBC sequence the US. He was once, even though, most sensible identified either at domestic and in another country for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from the USA, which pronounced on fifty-eight years folks lifestyles, was once heard over 5 continents and totalled 2,869 proclaims prior to his retirement in February 2004, some distance and away the longest-running radio sequence in broadcasting history.

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