Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Alistair Cooke , Letter from America : Early Years 1946-68 , 2 x tapes

£3.99

Product description

Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) was one of the microphone's great observers, the doyen of foreign correspondents, and the world's most famous letter writer.

For more than fifty years, he explained the Americans through his weekly 'Letter from America', the longest running one-man series in broadcasting history. It was a virtuoso performance ; informed, informal, shrewd, funny and erudite.

In this personally chosen selection, from 1946 to 1968, Cooke tours from an Indian village in New Mexico, to riots in Los Angeles, recalls the kidnapping of a baby, or the trials of a summer bachelor, and gives us vivid word pictures of great events like, John Glenn's journey into space, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Each evokes a particular time and place but each - through Cooke's unique epistolary powers - has a resonance that echoes down the years.

Side One :-
1) My First Indian (Spring 1947) 2) A Baby is Missing (Spring 1950) 3) Typical Americans (Spring 1949) 4) The Summer Bachelor (Jun 1950)
Side Two :-
1) The American Neurosis : Instant Health (Summer 1957) 2) Alcatraz (Summer 1959) 3) Marshall (Oct 1959) 4) Glenn in Orbit (Feb 1962)

Side Three :-
1) A Ruined Woman (Jan 1967) 2) Beizbol (Autumn 1961) 3) The Non-Assassination of John F Kennedy (Oct 1964) 4) The Frontiersman (Nov 1967)
Side Four :-
1) Watts - 1965 (Spring 1965) 2) Invisible Rulers (Spring 1956) 3) Bad Night in Los Angeles (Jun 1968) 4) The Business of America (Spring 1965)

Item details

Author(s):
Cooke , Alistair
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Cassette tape
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
Alistair Cooke , Letter from America : Early Years 1946-1968

Standard UK Delivery £3.95 per order

Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) was one of the microphone's great observers, the doyen of foreign correspondents, and the world's most famous letter writer.

For more than fifty years, he explained the Americans through his weekly 'Letter from America', the longest running one-man series in broadcasting history. It was a virtuoso performance ; informed, informal, shrewd, funny and erudite.

In this personally chosen selection, from 1946 to 1968, Cooke tours from an Indian village in New Mexico, to riots in Los Angeles, recalls the kidnapping of a baby, or the trials of a summer bachelor, and gives us vivid word pictures of great events like, John Glenn's journey into space, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy.

Each evokes a particular time and place but each - through Cooke's unique epistolary powers - has a resonance that echoes down the years.

Side One :-
1) My First Indian (Spring 1947) 2) A Baby is Missing (Spring 1950) 3) Typical Americans (Spring 1949) 4) The Summer Bachelor (Jun 1950)
Side Two :-
1) The American Neurosis : Instant Health (Summer 1957) 2) Alcatraz (Summer 1959) 3) Marshall (Oct 1959) 4) Glenn in Orbit (Feb 1962)

Side Three :-
1) A Ruined Woman (Jan 1967) 2) Beizbol (Autumn 1961) 3) The Non-Assassination of John F Kennedy (Oct 1964) 4) The Frontiersman (Nov 1967)
Side Four :-
1) Watts - 1965 (Spring 1965) 2) Invisible Rulers (Spring 1956) 3) Bad Night in Los Angeles (Jun 1968) 4) The Business of America (Spring 1965)

Author(s):
Cooke , Alistair
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Cassette tape
Publisher:
BBC
Title:
Alistair Cooke , Letter from America : Early Years 1946-1968

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Music & Art Shop Exeter

A really great range for all Oxfam shoppers! We sell CDs, DVDs, vinyl records of all genre's, sheet music & art prints. Call us for more information! Please contact store directly for opening hours.

View Shop