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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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.
"Letter from America"
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.
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