Fifty letters taken from his wonderful broadcasts. His letters begin from Nixon entering the white house and throwing out the Johnson pictures of bucking broncos and ends with the thought that politicians intend to bring in Utopia but have, like the rest of us, in the meantime, to do something now about inflation, garbage strikes,the latest African dictator and the day to day duties. . . grumbles and chores of life. In between he talks about American food,music,golf ,theatre,Watergate and many other varied topics all in his beautiful anecdotal style which gave him the reputation by some of being referred to as the 'best story-teller in America. Hardback, 1979 edition. Book is sound. Signed by author. Dust cover is price clipped, all the edges are slightly bent, with tanning along all the edges. Both inside fly leaf dust cover areas have stains on them and there are indentation marks on the front and back cover. The book is navy blue cloth bound with gold embossed lettering along the spine. There is bumping along top and bottom spine edges. The corner edges are slightly bent. The top outside page edges show considerable foxing/tanning, the bottom outside page edges and the foredge only tanning is present. Alistair Cooke signature is on the first page ( in ink/biro) The inside pages are slightly tanned along the edges otherwise all the pages are clean, unmarked and in excellent readable condition.