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16 March 2012

"Reading" History

One of the best television history shows ever. Had to order it from Great Britain because, even though it is about the United States, it was never released in Region 1 format.

For some reason, the Civil War segment, "A Firebell in the Night," is missing. It would have come after "Gone West." The final part doesn't really live up to the rest of the series. I would have preferred Cooke talking about the Cold War, civil rights, the Space Race, perhaps the rise of teen culture.

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 1: "The First Impact"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 2: "The New-Found Land"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 3: "Home from Home"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 4: "Making a Revolution"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 5: "Inventing a Nation"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 6: "Gone West"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 8: "Domesticating a Wilderness"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 9: "Money on the Land"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 10: "The Huddled Masses"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 11: "The Promise Fulfilled and the Promise Broken"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 12: "The Arsenal"

Alistair Cooke's America, Part 13: "The More Abundant Life"

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