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Memories of the Great and the Good - Alistair Cooke
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Alistair Cooke writes in the preface to this collection of 23 biographical sketches, "Most of these pieces tend to find, and rejoice in, what is best about their subjects." That is not to say that the distinguished British print and broadcast journalist (resident for many years in America) is starry-eyed about the men and women he profiles: George Bernard Shaw was a crank; Frank Lloyd Wright a prima donna; General George Marshall an appalling public speaker. Yet Cooke's smooth prose and keen insights explore the larger issues his subjects' stories raise and invite readers to appreciate the people who have made a difference. Franklin Roosevelt's visionary leadership was possible because of a gentleman's agreement with the press inconceivable today: they never printed a single photo of him in his wheelchair. FDR's vice president, John Nance Garner, was a Southern politico who understood only power and back-scratching: "There is one man left who is like him," Cooke wrote in 1967, "Lyndon Johnson"--cogently and simultaneously nailing LBJ's strength and weakness. Politicians and statesmen preponderate here (Cooke's Winston Churchill portrait is justly famous), but the author covers writers (P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Frost), performers (Gary Cooper, Duke Ellington), and columnists (James Reston, Erma Bombeck) with equal shrewdness. --Wendy Smith 20th century,actors and entertainers,arts and literature,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,england,entertainers,europe Entertainers, Pavilion Books

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[EAN: 9781862054523], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Pavilion Books, London], SHAW FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT WODEHOUSE FDR ELEANOR ROOSEVELT GEN MARSHALL DEAN ACHESON EISENHOWER HAROLD ROSS GARY COOPER ROBERT FROST GOLDWATER CHICHESTER REAGAN THE DUKE BARBARA MCCLINTOCK SCOTTY RESTON ERMA BOMBECK CHARLES SCHULZ, Biography & Autobiography|Entertainment & Performing Arts, Biography & Autobiography|General, xii, 265pp. Paperback. Portraits of politicians, writers, actors, musicians and sportsment. Size: 8vo

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Memories of the Great and the Good

Alastair Cooke offers a celebration of some of the leading figures he has met in his sixty years of journalism, who he considers to have made the world a better or more interesting place. Those featured include Dwight D. Eisenhower, P.G. Wodehouse, Churchill and George Bernard Shaw.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781862054523
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1862054525
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: Pavilion Books

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ISBN/EAN: 1862054525

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1-86205-452-5, 978-1-86205-452-3


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