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Talk About America Alistair Cooke

Talk About America - Alistair Cooke

London: The Bodley Head, 1968, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

From the cover: “Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America has been a familiar weekly pleasure for millions of listeners in Britain and elsewhere for more than twenty years. It is not too much to say that the Letters have played a major part in building up the image many of us have of America. For, as Lord Hill of Luton said at the banquet which the BBC gave in March 1968 to celebrate the 1000th broadcast in the series, ‘He has acquired a virtuosity approaching genius in talking about America in human terms’.

A first collection of Letters appeared in 1952. Alistair Cooke has compiled from his broadcasts since that time a representative selection which will be treasured by his many admirers. He speaks of many subjects, many places, many people. With each talk another piece of the gigantic jigsaw falls gently into place. Together, they make up a brilliant portrait of America.”

Jacket designed by Yvonne Skargon. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 252 pages.
Talk About America Alistair Cooke