Alistair Cooke


Born
in Salford, Lancashire, The United Kingdom
November 20, 1908

Died
March 30, 2004

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Alistair Cooke, KBE (1908-2004), was a legendary British American journalist, television host, and radio broadcaster. He was born in Lancashire, England, and after graduating from the University of Cambridge, was hired as a journalist for the BBC. He rose to prominence for his London Letter reports, broadcast on NBC Radio in America during the 1930s. Cooke immigrated to the United States in 1937. In 1946, he began a tradition that would last nearly six decades-his Letter from America radio appearances on the BBC.

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Alistair Cooke's America

4.08 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 1973 — 18 editions
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Letter from America, 1946-2004

4.08 avg rating — 290 ratings — published 1994 — 10 editions
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The American Home Front: 19...

3.77 avg rating — 337 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Six Men

3.80 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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Memories of the Great and t...

3.91 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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Reporting America

4.13 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2008 — 9 editions
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Letters From America, 1946-...

3.75 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1981 — 3 editions
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The Vintage Mencken

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4.12 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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The Americans: Fifty Talks ...

3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Letters from Four Seasons

2.67 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2005
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“In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.”
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“Curiosity…endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.”
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