Alistair Cooke's Six Men, 1977 Biographical Essays
Essays plus page photos,1977, show Alistair Cooke' Six Men:
Charles Chaplin, The One and Only;
Edward VIII, The Golden Boy;
H. L. Mencken, The Public and the Private Face;
Adlai Stevenson, The Failed Saint;
Bertrand Russell, The Lord of Reason;
Humphrey Bogart, Epitaph for a Tough Guy.
Best remembered in America as the smooth and erudite host of Masterpiece Theatre, Cooke explores six famous and accomplished men of the time:
Each article is accompanied by a full page black and white photograph of its subject.
Cooke (1908-2004), born in England, was for more than five decades a reporter and interpreter of American society on BBC radio's Letter from America. He also hosted the popular Omnibus series which appeared on all three major networks in the U.S.A.
The book is in good, firm condition. The binding is strong . There are no tears or marks other than a previous owner's name and a date on the flyleaf. The dark blue and cream fabric cover shows a few external signs of use, but the dust jacket is clearly worn at the edges and on the spine with a couple small tears. This dust jacket, however, even if a bit ragged, is an asset for any reader.
The book measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches by 1 1/4 inch and has 386 pages.
Also included in this listing is a contemporary review of this book by James Reston entitled "Cooke's Half Dozen," clipped from the New York Times Book Review or September 27, 1977.