Letters of Note

Letters of Note

An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of A Wider Audience

Book - 2014
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"This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9781452134253
1452134251
Branch Call Number: 808.86 LET
Characteristics: xvi, 352 pages :,illustrations (some colour)
Additional Contributors: Usher, Shaun

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The ultimate secret confession: I like to read other people's diaries and...letters and...mail. Don't judge me. It's a human weakness, and Shaun Usher's collection of interesting letters will hit that spot just right, from such luminaries as Mick Jagger to Virginia Woolf. Always wanted to read Qu... Read More »


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Sandra_SMB
Jun 02, 2017

Powerful. Intimate. Unforgettable.

A glimpse into the private world of famous and not so famous people from thousands of years ago up to recent times. A wide range of authors and subject matter. What a fabulous idea for a book - even more so when the original handwritten copy is included with a typed duplicate and related pictures included.

I look forward to reading the second volume.

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Johnnybabe
Apr 08, 2017

Awesome! inspirational!

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