Letters of Note

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (Historical Nonfiction Letters, Letters from Famous People, Book of Letters and Correspondance)

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Ranked #24 in Plato, Ranked #72 in Rhetoric

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks,... more

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