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The Patient Has the Floor (SIGNED)

Cooke, Alistair

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ISBN 10: 0394503651 / ISBN 13: 9780394503653
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Trade Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by Cooke on front end page. r/m else fine.$16.95 price present on DJ flap. Also includes laid-in the original 1986 review from New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # 007915

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Title: The Patient Has the Floor (SIGNED)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Collects the talks given by the author, over the past twenty years, to diverse groups, including physicians, architects, lawyers, military men, and university professors, on such matters as hypochondria, freedom and the soldier, and the American revolution

From Publishers Weekly:

Cooke is among the most familiar and admired of Englishmen living in America. Host of PBS-TV's Masterpiece Theatre, he contributes to other TV and radio shows, writes bestsellers (Alistair Cooke's America, etc.) and charms audiences as a guest speaker. This book contains 14 essays, addresses delivered before professional groups in the U.S. and England. Although respectful and even benign, Cooke's remarks can be scalpel sharp as he advises doctors (particularly psychiatrists) to avoid medical mumbo-jumbo and speak plainly to patients. But physicians aren't the only arcane addicts that the gentle, witty proselytizer urges to reform. The collection presents wordy obfuscations intoned by politicians, educators, writers, actors: would-be "communicators" in several fields. Cooke is always entertaining and provocative. His finale is a salute to both his native and adopted lands, "The American in England: Emerson to S. J. Perelman." Franklin Library First Edition selection.
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