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Alistair Cooke

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Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born in Salford, England, in 1908 and educated at Cambridge, Yale, and Harvard, he was the BBC’s film critic from 1934 to 1937. He then returned to America and became a U.S. citizen in 1941. Cooke was The Guardian’s Chief American Correspondent for twenty-five years and was the host of groundbreaking cultural programs on American television and of the BBC series America, which was a huge hit and led to the international best-selling book Alistair Cooke’s America. Cooke was made an honorary KBE in 1973 for his outstanding contribution to... Read More

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Letter from America, 1946-2004

Written by Alistair Cooke


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $17.99

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The Vintage Mencken

Written by H.L. Mencken
Compiled by Alistair Cooke


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1990
Price: $16.00

The anthology that spans an entire lifetime of writing by America's greatest curmudgeon, with a "flick of mischief on nearly every page." Read more >
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