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    • Letter from America: The Essential Letters 1936-2004

    • With additional narration by BBC American correspondent Matt Frei
    • By: Alistair Cooke, Matt Frei
    • Narrated by: Alistair Cooke
    • Length: 25 hrs and 29 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    All six volumes of The Essential Letters from America, brought together for the first time in this definitive chronological collection of Alistair Cooke's finest broadcasts. Alistair Cooke was the doyen of foreign correspondents and a radio legend, entertaining millions of listeners for over 50 years in his weekly Letter from America. It was the longest-running show in radio history, and every show was a virtuoso performance.

    Regular price: $41.31

    • Alistair Cooke's America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    For years legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alastair Cook's America

    • By Caroline Vickers on 08-27-16

    Regular price: $41.31

    • The American Home Front

    • 1941-1942
    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: John Byrne Cooke
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • one man's shallow view

    • By Ron on 05-01-09

    Regular price: $25.87

    • Alistair Cooke at the BBC

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Alistair Cooke
    • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Alistair Cooke looks back on a rich and varied life, one which has taken him across the ocean but never far away from the BBC.

    Regular price: $15.49

    • Alistair Cooke: Reporting America

    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: Peter Marinker
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Alistair Cooke was the greatest of all twentieth century reporters of life in America to the rest of the world. This book presents the cream of his writings on the events that shaped modern American history, from the end of the Second World War through to the assassination of John Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy (Cooke was actually present), the moon landings and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fifty Years of American History

    • By Bryan on 01-14-12

    Regular price: $33.05

    • Alistair Cooke's American Journey

    • Life on the Home Front in the Second World War
    • By: Alistair Cooke
    • Narrated by: John Byrne
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Bringing the United States during World War II dramatically to life, this title presents an introduction to the challenges that faced America at the start of a war long thought avoidable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime

    • By Ian on 08-28-07

    Regular price: $41.31