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House of the Flying Arrows (DVD): Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Eric Bristow, Bobby George, Ronnie... House of the Flying Arrows (DVD)
Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld, Eric Bristow, Bobby George, … 1
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Daniel Harris and Daniel Mendelle direct this documentary which looks at the rise in popularity of darts. Featuring archive footage, behind-the-scenes access and interviews with current darting personalities such as Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld, the film traces the sport's evolution from humble beginnings through to the glamorous heyday of the 1980s and on into the lucrative professional era. Also included are interviews with legendary players Eric Bristow and Bobby George, alongside contributions from celebrity fans such as snooker great Ronnie O'Sullivan and England cricket captain Alistair Cook.

Alistair Cooke's America (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Alistair Cooke's America (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke 2
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Now regarded as a classic, Alistair Cooke's America is an intimate portrait of the nation, and an irresistibly readable guide to what has made this powerful democracy work and survive through the years. For over sixty years Alistair Cooke wrote and broadcast on every facet of American life with incomparable wit and wisdom. This is his 'personal history' of America, the bestselling book that accompanied his legendary television series, with full colour photos alongside the text. Beginning with the controversial discovery of America, Alistair Cooke writes with engaging wit and wisdom about the explorers who put their new-found land on the map, the pioneers who tamed the Wild West, the soldier who fought for independence and the tycoons who built fortunes. From the Mayflower to the gold rush, the Jazz Age to Pearl Harbor, with portraits of figures as varied as Buffalo Bill, John D. Rockefeller and Martin Luther King, here is the American story in all its triumphs and failures, grandeurs and tragedies. 'Cooke was the special relationship' Daily Mail 'Civilized, literate, rational, graceful, humane' New York Magazine Alistair Cooke (1908-2004) enjoyed an extraordinary life in print, radio and television. The Guardian's Senior Correspondent in New York for twenty-five years and the host of groundbreaking cultural programmes on American television and of the BBC series America, Cooke was, however, best known both at home and abroad for his weekly BBC broadcast Letter from America, which reported on fifty-eight years of US life, was heard over five continents and totalled 2,869 broadcasts before his retirement in February 2004, far and away the longest-running radio series in broadcasting history.

Blitz On Britain (DVD): Patrick Brawn, Alistair Cooke, Roy Simpson, Kenneth Wright Blitz On Britain (DVD)
Patrick Brawn, Alistair Cooke, Roy Simpson, Kenneth Wright; Directed by Harry Booth 1
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Broadcaster Alistair Cooke narrates this World War Two documentary detailing the defence of Britain over the course of a year from 10th May 1940 to 10th May 1941. Based on original and dramatic film taken from both British and German sources, the film includes air-to-air footage of dogfights during the Battle of Britain and images of British cities enduring the Blitz.

Alistiar Cooke's America - Complete Series (DVD, Boxed set): Michael Gill, Alistair Cooke Alistiar Cooke's America - Complete Series (DVD, Boxed set)
Michael Gill, Alistair Cooke; Directed by Michael Gill, Ann Turner
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This 1972 TV documentary series offers a personal view of the history and development of the USA by esteemed Anglo-American journalist Alistair Cooke, who died in 2004 at the age of 95 after a long and illustrious broadcasting career. Combining specially-shot and archive film with photographs, paintings and sketches, the series starts with the colonial period, continues through the revolutionary war and pioneer expansionist eras, looks at the global conflicts and economic domination of the 20th century, and concludes with a study of the social upheavals and counter-culture revolutions of the 1960s and early 70s. The series was born as a spin-off of Cooke's exceptionally long-running (58 years) radio slot, Letter From America.

The Mencken (Paperback): Alistair Cooke The Mencken (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
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The Mencken (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke The Mencken (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
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Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
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This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.

Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a new release of the original 1940 edition.

Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition): Alistair Cooke Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition)
Alistair Cooke
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
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Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
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Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
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Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
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Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
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Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
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Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Douglas Fairbanks - The Making of a Screen Character (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This now classic portrait of Douglas Fairbanks -- the swashbuckling original King of Hollywood -- was first published in 1940. Long out of print and hard to find, Alistair Cooke's posthumous biography was the first serious consideration of the career of the great silent screen star and husband of America's sweetheart, Mary Pickford. Reissued here in a facsimile edition, The Making of a Screen Character treats, step by step, the course of Fairbanks' career, and sheds light on the mysterious ingredients of screen popularity and on the history of motion pictures generally.

Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Charlie Chaplin - An Atlantic Portrait (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
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Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Alistair Cooke's America (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Alistair Cooke's America (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1973, this follow-up to Alistair Cooke's acclaimed 1972 television documentary series "America: A Personal History of the United States" has sold almost two million copies. From the nation's discovery to modern times; from the American revolutionaries to the pioneers who forged westward; from the slaves who fled north to the immigrants that sought a new life, Cooke vividly describes the spirit of the United States. Cooke's portrayal of America's dynamic history and its ever-changing present continues to provide striking insights into the remarkable character of a nation.

The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Paperback): Alistair Cooke The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R334 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our country's complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience. He was one of the most widely read and widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America--the Twentieth Century's de Tocqueville. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. He wanted to "see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace; and to let significance fall where it might." Working throughout the war, Cooke finished the manuscript for The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher at the time thought there would be little interest in books on the war, and so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cooke's death. The American Home Front is "a celebration of the American character and a fitting testament to a fine journalist" (The Bookseller UK]). It is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows a nation switching from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local topography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactionsof the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.

The Vintage Mencken (Hardcover): Alistair Cooke The Vintage Mencken (Hardcover)
Alistair Cooke
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Special order

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Vintage Mencken (Paperback): Alistair Cooke The Vintage Mencken (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

THE VINTAGE MENCKEN - AN INTRODUCTION TO H. L. MENCKEN BY Attstair Cootp This book was put together in a period which, in spite of the anxious humility forced on us by the atom and hydrogen bombs, has much in common with the 1920 1 that Mencken came to immortalize and to deflate. Since his day there are slicker types of demagogues in politics and new schools of necromancy in advertising, show business, industry, psychiatry, and public rela tions, to go no further. Following their antics in these later days as a newspaper reporter, I have often thought that Mencken should be living and writing at this hour So this volume is meant incidentally to recall to die tamed radicals who cut their intellectual teeth on him what manner of man he was but mainly to introduce to a generation that never read him a writer who more and more strikes me as the master craftsman of daily journalism in the twentieth century. He has written nothing since his stroke in 1948, and it is surely no se cret that he ceased to be a missionary force long before ALISTAIB COOKE then. To be precise, it was the Roosevelt era that brought him to the mat. At first glance, the New Deal might appear to offer just the sort of target he loved a big popular idol, an idealist in the Wilsonian tradition who was yet undis mayed by the shifts and audacities necessary to get his own way moreover, a liberal with the further stigma of having gone back on a patrician upbringing for the peoples sake. But as a matter of record the New Deal was Menckens Waterloo, and Roosevelt his Wellington. To jeer at democratic government when it paid off in filet mignon and a car in every garage was one thing. To pipe the same tune in the unfunny daysof I2-000,000 unemployed was another. Menckens thunder issued from an immaterial mind, but also from a full stomach. In the thirties it impressed only those who feared die hungrier chorus of die breadlines. It was al ways plain that Mencken had a clear eye for the reali ties that conceived the Roosevelt period. He saw that the way ahead for America lay between no such simple choices as he had laid down between the aristocrat the first-rate man speaking his mind and the boo boisie that had no mind to speak. But this thesis was his specialty, and in a vulgar time it had made him fa mous. He naturally came to hate the man and the shift of history that made it an anachronism. The decline of his prestige was very swift, and he was honest enough to recognize it. In the middle 1930 5 he all but aban doned the preoccupation of his palmy days, his self chosen trade as a critic of ideas. He turned to his old hobby of the American language, rewrote once again the original volume and, to clinch his reputation if it was ever in doubt as the classical authority on the English of the United States, put out in the next ten years two magnificent Supplements to the parent work. As he moved into his sixties he amused himself by put ting on paper a few recollections of his childhood in Baltimore. These fugitive magazine pieces blossomed ri An Introduction to H. L. Mencken into a three-volume autobiography, completed by the end of 1943. After the war he concerned himself almost wholly with his notes on the language, but he roused himself in 1948 to cover the presidential nominating conventions. In the fall of that year he came down with a cerebral thrombosis...

Fun & Games with Alistair Cooke - On Sport and Other Amusements (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Fun & Games with Alistair Cooke - On Sport and Other Amusements (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R298 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R53 (18%) Special order

Alistair Cooke, whom many knew as the former host of Masterpiece Theatre, was also one of the world's best journalists. Here he brings his unique blend of wit, curiosity, and insight to bear on the world of sports and entertainment. He writes with equal verve on golf (his favorite sport), tennis, boxing, sailing, and horse racing. And his selections on the movies, jazz, and the theater are just as delightful. Whether writing on George Gershwin or Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali or Groucho Marx, Charlie Chaplin or Jack Nicklaus, Duke Ellington or Sugar Ray Robinson, the Masters golf tournament or Wimbledon, the Kentucky Derby or "How the Russians Invented Baseball," Alistair Cooke is as charming as he is informative. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Standard format, CD): Alistair Cooke The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Standard format, CD)
Alistair Cooke; Read by John Byrne Cooke
R373 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R32 (9%) Special order

In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our country's complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience. He was one of the most widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America - the Twentieth Century's de Tocqueville. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. He wanted to ?see what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace.? Working throughout the war, Cooke finished The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher thought there would be little interest in books on the war, so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cooke's death in 2004. The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local typography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactions of the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.

The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): Alistair Cooke The American Home Front - 1941-1942 (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
Alistair Cooke
R1,936 R1,655 Discovery Miles 16 550 Save R281 (15%) Special order

In nearly three thousand BBC broadcasts over fifty-eight years, Alistair Cooke reported on America, revealing our countrya (TM)s complexities and idiosyncrasies to a global audience. He was one of the most widely read and widely heard chroniclers of America - the Twentieth Centurya (TM)s de Tocqueville.
Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Alistair Cooke, a newly naturalized American citizen, set out to see his country as it was undergoing monumental change. He wanted to a oesee what the war had done to people, to the towns I might go through, to some jobs and crops, to stretches of landscape I loved and had seen at peace.a Working throughout the war, Cooke finished The American Home Front as the atomic bomb was being dropped on Hiroshima. His publisher thought there would be little interest in books on the war, so it was stuffed in a closet. It stayed there for almost sixty years, nearly forgotten, until it was unearthed shortly before Cookea (TM)s death in 2004.
The American Home Front is a fascinating artifact, a charming travelogue, and a sharp portrait that shows America changing from civilian pursuits to military engagement, from the production of consumer goods to materials of war. It is also a unique record of American life. Cooke travels small highways, with their advertising signs and their local typography, in an age before the interstate highway system. He chronicles the regional glories he encounters, elements of long-lost culture such as his beloved soda fountains, and the reactions of the citizens, from indifference to grief, from opportunism to resilience under military threat. Filled with touching personal stories of the effects of war, from a Japanese family facing internment that tries to sell Cooke their car, to the experiences of the unemployed relocating in hopes of jobs in a gunpowder factory, The American Home Front is the work of an experienced, talented journalist; it is intelligent, touching, and funny.

Reporting America - The Life of the Nation 1946-2004 (Paperback): Alistair Cooke Reporting America - The Life of the Nation 1946-2004 (Paperback)
Alistair Cooke
R346 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R26 (8%) Special order

Over fifty years of reportage on American life by one of the 20th century's greatest broadcasters for nearly sixty years, Alistair Cooke reported on American life for the BBC. Reporting America is a fascinating account of history in the making. His beloved radio show, "Letter from America," saw eleven presidents, four wars, and an incredible shift in culture. He adored the u.s. as only a naturalized citizen could, and his reports were incisive and often moving. Cooke traveled extensively all over the united states to convey the views of citizens in all the nuances of regional opinion as well as those of the presidents and policy makers to whom he had easy access.
Susan Cooke Kittredge's introduction offers rare insight into the life of her father, the man many knew as the voice of "Letter from America" and the host of CBS's Omnibus and PBS's Masterpiece Theatre. Here are the triumphs, disasters and vicissitudes of American life --from Korea, McCarthyism, the Civil Rights movement, JFK, the moon landings, Watergate, Nixon's resignation, Clinton's scandals, the attacks of 9/11, right up to the war with Iraq --as told by one of the century's most admired reporters.

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