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Letter From America - The Collection written by Alistair Cooke performed by Alistair Cooke on CD (Abridged)

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Following the sad death of Alistair Cooke after 58 years in broadcasting, this impressive collection features both volumes 1 and 2 of Cooke's Letter From America as well as a third volume. The political and social landmarks of the last 50 years are reported on and examined in Cooke's uniquely wise style. Also included is Alistair Cooke at the BBC, a selection of archive recordings, including radio and television interviews in...

Alistair Cooke's Seasonal Letters from America written by Alistair Cooke performed by Alistair Cooke on Audio CD (Abridged)

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ISBN:  9781408426814
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  History
Duration:  105 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Alistair Cooke
Performer 1:  Alistair Cooke

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This selection contains eight of Alistair Cooke's Christmas and New Year Letters from America, broadcast in December and January over the five decades of his career and covering a range of festive topics from the light-hearted to the sombre. Starting with his December 2001 letter - broadcast in the wake of 9/11 - he remembers introducing Leonard Bernstein to Handel's 'Messiah', muses on...

the creation of A Christmas Carol and shares his memories of two friends who died in 1977, Groucho Marx and Bing Crosby.

Here, too, are Cooke's reflections on Christmas in Vermont, the early days of television in the USA, cigarette advertising and sport, the Millennium Bug and the Nixon family's first days in the White House.

Letters from America are introduced and linked by the BBC's Justin Webb, who sets them in their historical context and adds his own observations.

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