Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Alistair Cooke's REPORTING AMERICA the Editor's Choice in Buffalo News

Jeff Simon, book editor of The Buffalo News, made Alistair Cooke's Reporting America his "Editor's Choice" this week: "This beautifully illustrated book collects 89 letters, from first to last, whereby the soul of urbanity and intelligence tackles a world of American subjects, from the not-so-quotidian to the not-so-apocalyptic. You’ll find Cooke on everything from Humphrey Bogart, Louis Armstrong, Gary Cooper and Marilyn Monroe to Chappaquiddick, Watergate, the assassinations of JFK and John Lennon and 9/11. . . Here is one steady brilliant voice to echo, if not emulate, in the era of cable- TV’s 24-hour News Babel."

1 comment:

Kate Lord Brown said...

Cooke's 'Letter from America' was a lifeline to a writer living in the Spanish mountains with a small baby. Will anyone ever match his erudtion, grace and warmth?