Alistair Cooke (1908--2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio, and television. He worked as a journalist and broadcaster for many different organizations, including the BBC, The Times, and the Guardian, and won numerous awards for his work. He is best known both at home and abroad for his weekly Letter from America, the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.
"A panoramic book, traveling fast and high, and the view it gives
of our land and its people is exhilarating."--Atlantic Monthly
"The first and maybe the finest, tribute to the nation."--Newsweek