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Alistair Cooke's America

Alistair Cooke's America - Cooke, Alistair - ISBN: 9780141036083
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Genre: Sociaal economische geschiedenis
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Beschrijving

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

Beginning with his own arrival in America as a graduate in the 1930s, Alistair Cooke goes on to write about the explorers who put their new-found land on the map, the pioneers who tamed the Wild West, the soldiers who fought for independence and the tycoons who built fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush, the jazz age to Pearl Harbour, with portraits of figures as varied as Buffalo Bill, John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King, here is the American story in all its triumphs and failures, grandeurs and tragedies. It is the defining portrait of a nation.

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Titel: Alistair Cooke's America
auteur: Cooke, Alistair
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 352
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
NUR: Sociaal economische geschiedenis
Afmetingen: 196 x 130 x 21
Gewicht: 266 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780141036083
Intern nummer: 11028753

Biografie (woord)

Alistair Cooke enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. Born in Manchester in 1908 and educated at the universities of Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, he was the Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America. He was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.

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