Julia Cooke

Book Shambles

Julia Cooke is a writer and author whose work regularly appears in the likes of Salon, Smithsonian and The New York Times. Her latest book is the acclaimed Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am. She joins Robin to talk about how she found herself in the world of Pan Am and the Mad Men era, studying in Cuba and Pan Am’s role in everything from Vietnam to Women’s Liberation.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

The work of Paul Bowles

The work of Joe Orton

The work of Mavis Gallant

The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy

The work of Bruce Chatwin

White Sands by Geoff Dyer

Zona by Geoff Dyer

The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad by Emily Thomas

The work of Emily Hahn

The work of Martha Gellhorn

The work of Rebecca West

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