Alistair Cooke's America

  • by Alistair Cooke
  • Narrated by Peter Marinker
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For year’s legendary broadcaster Alistair Cooke brought America to the rest of the world with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his classic ‘personal history’ of America, guiding us through centuries of changing life in the USA.
Beginning with his own arrival in America as a graduate in the 1930s, Alistair Cooke discusses 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 figures as varied as Buffalo Bill, John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King, here is the defining portrait of America.

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A beautifully crafted history of America

A total delight that despite its 30+ year vintage poses questions that are as relevant now as they were then. A recommended listen.
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- Steven

brilliant comprehensive personal histoty

gripping history from amazing storyteller. I have also listened to his letters from america. a legend.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited