The American Home Front

1941-1942
Product Number: EB00645637
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781555848149
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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New York Times bestseller: This portrait of the United States at the beginning of World War II is "an unexpected and welcome discovery in a time capsule" (The Washington Post). In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, illuminating our country for a global audience. Shortly before he passed away, a long-forgotten manuscript resurfaced in a closet in his New York apartment. It was a travelogue of America during the early days of World War II that had sat there for sixty years. Published to stellar reviews, Cooke's The American Home Front is a "valentine to his adopted country by someone who loved it as well as anyone and knew it better than most" (The Plain Dealer). A portrait frozen in time, the book offers a charming look at the era as it journeys through small towns, big cities, and the American landscape as they once were. The American Home Front is also a brilliant piece of reportage, a historical gem that "affirms Cooke's enduring place as a great twentieth-century reporter" (American Heritage). "An interesting eyewitness record . . . It recalls transcontinental travel in the pre-interstate highway era, and with greater depth, social problems that Cooke detected beneath the win-the-war exhortations he encountered from coast to coast." —Booklist

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Author(s): Alistair Cooke
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 01, 2007

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Author(s): Alistair Cooke
Narrator(s): John Byrne Cooke
Genre: History
Product Number B00134
Released: Apr 28, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781423321224
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Author(s): Alistair Cooke
Narrator(s): John Byrne Cooke
Genre: History
Product Number BN0724
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455853861

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