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Alistair Cooke at the BBC

Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke at the BBC

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Published by BBC Books .
Written in English


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Alistair Cooke"s biographer introduces a selection of archive recordings, including radio and television interviews and extracts from Letter From America, in a fascinating in-depth look at the career of the veteran journalist.

Edition Notes

StatementAlistair Cooke.
SeriesBBC Radio Collection
The Physical Object
FormatCD-ROM
Pagination3 compact discs 160min.
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16351974M
ISBN 100563494050


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