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The American home front, 1941-1942

Author: Alistair Cooke; John Byrne Cooke
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, ℗2006.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unearthed shortly before Cooke's death, this unique record of American life shows a nation switching from civilian pursuits to military engagement, and from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local typography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Named Person: Alistair Cooke; Alistair Cooke
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Cooke; John Byrne Cooke
ISBN: 9781423321224 1423321227 1423321219 9781423321217
OCLC Number: 244105998
Notes: Abridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by John Byrne Cooke.
Description: 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Responsibility: Alistair Cooke.

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Unearthed shortly before Cooke's death, this unique record of American life shows a nation switching from civilian pursuits to military engagement, and from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local typography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactions of the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facinginternment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.

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