This handsome and elegant anthology of famous historical letters covers all aspects of human life—emotional, creative, and intellectual. Hundreds of letters organized by topic are featured from well-known men and women such as Joan of Arc, Hernán Cortés, Albert Einstein, and Virginia Woolf. Revealing not only the history of the age but the personality of the writer, these famous letters from leaders, lovers, and thinkers describe some of the most monumental cultural and social happenings in the modern world, such as Columbus's letter describing his discovery of the New World, Chief Seattle's letter to President Pierce, and Jung's famous letter to Freud. Offering fresh insight into the past, these letters serve as reminders of the passions and people who shaped the world.
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Michelle Lovric is the author of How to Write Love Letters and the editor of The Insult & Curse Book, Women & Cats, Women's Wicked Wit, and Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion, a New York Times bestseller.
"Upon perusal, one is struck by the importance of letter writing in telling the story of individuals in history." -- Library Journal
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Book Description Chicago Review Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1556525494
Book Description Chicago Review Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111556525494