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Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and people from all walks of life. From the serious (Harry Truman defending his use of the atomic bomb) to the surreal (Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon on fighting drugs in America), this collection of letters covers the full spectrum of human emotion, illuminates the American experience, and celebrates the simple yet lasting art of letter writing.
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"Fascinating! . . . I couldn't stop turning the pages."
--Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby")
"Here is America's heart and soul, as rendered by a wide range of citizens whose words, in their stirring and instructive sum, tell us who we are as a people, what we've become as a nation."
--Dr. Robert Coles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Spiritual Life of Children
"There simply isn't a dull passage to be found in this mind-opening, heart-stretching volume."
Andrew Carroll is the executive director of the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that promotes literacy and encourages a greater public awareness of poetry. The author of several books, he lives in Washington, D.C.
Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, as well as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Measure of Our Success.
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Book Description Broadway Books, 1999. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0767903315 New softcover book, barely shelf wear. 1997. DAILY SHIPPING!. Seller Inventory # 12420-158C
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