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The Americans : fifty talks on our life and times

Author: Alistair Cooke
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contains fifty talks from the author's radio program "Letters from America," commenting on American life from 1969 to 1979.
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Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004.
Americans.
New York : Knopf : distributed by Random House, 1979
(OCoLC)647094217
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Cooke
ISBN: 0394503643 : 9780394503646
OCLC Number: 5311048
Notes: Contains 50 talks from the author's radio program Letter from America.
Description: ix, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Telling one country about another --
Making a home of a house --
Pegler --
Liable to get your head broke --
"Eternal vigilance"--
by whom? --
Massacre : an act of war --
La Fayette sí, Pompidou no! --
Now here is the nightly news --
Final health warning --
Judgment Day's a-comin' --
The last of the Romanoffs --
The Acheson plan --
A "frontal attack" on cancer --
The charm of China --
Angela Davis v. the Establishment --
Watergate : act one --
Justice Holmes and the doffed bikini --
Give thanks for what? --
A reactionary at six p.m. --
Watergate : act two --
Intermission : the Agnew wake --
Watergate : act three --
The Duke --
Earl Warren --
Watergate : act four --
Workers, arise! Shout "Fore!" --
The benefits of clergy --
The end of the affair --
The president goes up to the mountain --
Pacific overtures --
Haight-Ashbury drying out --
I'm all right, Jack --
No Cabinet officers need apply --
Christmas in Vermont --
The obscenity business --
The no-food plan for longevity --
The money game --
Mr. Olmsted's park --
The retiring kind --
Two for the road --
A picture on the wall --
The spy that came down in the cold --
A "proper" wedding --
Please die before noon --
The hawk and the gorilla --
A letter from Long Island --
The letter from Long Island --
The presidential ear --
A piece of paper --
In the meantime.
Other Titles: Letter from America (Radio program)
Responsibility: Alistair Cooke.

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Contains fifty talks from the author's radio program "Letters from America," commenting on American life from 1969 to 1979.

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