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Alistair Cooke's American Journey (2nd Hand Paperback)

£2.25
SKU SHB000185
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - USA
  • Published : 2006 (Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9 780141 022949
  • SKU : SHB000185
  • Quantity Available : 1

Alistair Cooke's American Journey: Life on the Home Front in the Second World War is an extraordinary travelogue, celebrating the spirit of a nation that would inspire Cooke's legendary broadcasts for the next sixty years.

Within weeks of the Pearl Harbour attack in 1941, Cooke set off to see the effects of the war on ordinary Americans, from miners to lumberjacks, Pullman porters to peanut farmers and even Japanese-Americans interned in stark desert prison camps.

Thought to have been lost for years, this enthralling account of Alistair Cooke's travels through American during the Second World War was rediscovered just before his death.

'So vivid ... he makes you feel you were there' - John Humphrys.

'A time capsule ... containing the essence of a vanished America' - Independent on Sunday.

'Personal, quirky, and sometimes very funny' - Sunday Telegraph.

'Cooke's mellifluous radio voice flows from every page ... an account of one man's love affair with an entire country. Every stop on the way glints like a facet on a diamond' - Gavin Esler.

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