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."