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Reporting America
 
 
Author
Alistair Cooke.
Publisher Overlook  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 10.15 x 7.4 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781590201831
Pages/Publication Date 400/2008
Daedalus Item Code 33056
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Born and raised in England, Alistair Cooke came to America in the 1930s and fell in love with the place, becoming a U.S. citizen six days before the Pearl Harbor attack and then sending regular reports on the American home front back to the BBC. After the war he began a weekly radio program for BBC World Service, Letter from America (which ran for an unparalleled 58 years, until just weeks before his death in 2004), and served as a foreign correspondent for both the Guardian and Times newspapers in England. This stirring, illustrated collection gathers Cooke's spoken and written commentary on key episodes in America, from the arrival of war brides in 1946 Manhattan to the revelation of Saddam Hussein's utter lack of weapons of mass destruction. In between are McCarthy and Castro, student unrest and the Patty Hearst kidnapping, civil rights riots and the fall of the Berlin Wall, farewells to Humphrey Bogart and Louis Armstrong, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and John and Robert Kennedy (Cooke was only steps away when Robert was shot). This is a half-century of American history, recorded as current events.
 
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