Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: From Nixon to Carter (1969-1980)

From America’s great hope after Nixon’s election victory, to disillusionment after Watergate through to President Carter’s election. Alistair Cooke's account of American life.
Letter from America by Alistair Cooke: From Nixon to Carter (1969-1980)

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Haig joins Cabinet
14 minutes ·

Haig joins Cabinet

John Lennon’s assassination
14 minutes ·

John Lennon’s assassination

The waiting game
14 minutes ·

The waiting game

Reagan's charm offensive
14 minutes ·

Reagan's charm offensive

Reagan's political honeymoon
14 minutes ·

Reagan's political honeymoon

Why the pollsters got it wrong
14 minutes ·

Why the pollsters got it wrong

Ronald Reagan’s victory, 1980
14 minutes ·

Ronald Reagan’s victory, 1980

The book-selling business
14 minutes ·

The book-selling business

Independents switch to Reagan
14 minutes ·

Independents switch to Reagan

Small car sales boom
14 minutes ·

Small car sales boom

Candidates consider TV debate
14 minutes ·

Candidates consider TV debate

American know-how
14 minutes ·

American know-how

Energy assistance bill
14 minutes ·

Energy assistance bill

America's Electoral College
14 minutes ·

America's Electoral College

Carter ratings lowest ever
14 minutes ·

Carter ratings lowest ever

Bush to be Reagan's running mate
14 minutes ·

Bush to be Reagan's running mate

Row over abortion ruling
14 minutes ·

Row over abortion ruling

The Supreme Court
14 minutes ·

The Supreme Court

Unemployment looms in Hollywood
14 minutes ·

Unemployment looms in Hollywood

Isao Aoki, golfing hero
14 minutes ·

Isao Aoki, golfing hero

Republicans solid for Reagan
14 minutes ·

Republicans solid for Reagan

Puerto Rican immigration
14 minutes ·

Puerto Rican immigration

Mount St Helens erupts
14 minutes ·

Mount St Helens erupts

Car sales slump
14 minutes ·

Car sales slump

Recession may finish Carter
14 minutes ·

Recession may finish Carter

Why Vance quit
14 minutes ·

Why Vance quit

Kennedy's last stand
14 minutes ·

Kennedy's last stand

New York transport strike
15 minutes ·

New York transport strike

Extension of primary elections
14 minutes ·

Extension of primary elections

Kennedy's brief triumph
14 minutes ·

Kennedy's brief triumph

Foreign policy wobbles
14 minutes ·

Foreign policy wobbles

Iran hostage crisis goes on
14 minutes ·

Iran hostage crisis goes on

Carter's ultimatum under fire
14 minutes ·

Carter's ultimatum under fire

Carter steals rivals' thunder
15 minutes ·

Carter steals rivals' thunder

UN vote condemns Soviets
15 minutes ·

UN vote condemns Soviets

Call for Olympics boycott
14 minutes ·

Call for Olympics boycott

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