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Memories of the Great and the Good

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ISBN-10: 1559704799

ISBN-13: 9781559704793

Edition: 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Alistair Cooke

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

No BioAlistair Cooke is a journalist and broadcaster. Cooke was born in Manchester, England on November 20, 1908. He obtained his education at Cambridge, Yale, and Harvard. His career is based on his observations of American life and culture. Cooke worked as a correspondent for NBC and as a special correspondent for the London Times and the Guardian. He is perhaps most famous for his BBC weekly broadcast, "Letter From America," which has been successful for over fifty years because of its sophisticated wit. Cooke became well-known in the United States as host for Omnibus for nine years and later as host of the Masterpiece Theatre. He has also written numerous books including the bestsellers…    

To the Reader
Acknowledgments
George Bernard Shaw
John Nance Garner: The Frontiersman
Frank Lloyd Wright
Wodehouse at Eighty
FDR
Maker of a President: Eleanor Roosevelt
General Marshall
Dean Acheson
Eisenhower at Gettysburg
Harold Ross
The Legend of Gary Cooper
Robert Frost
Goldwater: Jefferson in the Desert
Chichester: The Master Mariner
Reagan: The Common Man Writ Large
The Duke
Aiken of Vermont
Barbara McClintock: The Gene on the Cob
George Abbott
Scotty Reston: The Maestro from Glasgow
Erma Bombeck: A Rare Bird
The Last Victorian
The Gentleman from Georgia