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Letters of Note : an eclectic collection of correspondence deserving of a wider audience

Usher, Shaun, (Compilier.).

Summary: "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"--

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  • ISBN: 9781452166322
  • ISBN: 1452166323
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 352 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First Chronicle Books LLC paperback edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books Llc, 2017.

Contents / Notes

General Note: "First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Canongate Books Ltd in conjunction with Unbound"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: One's drop scones / Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower -- From hell / Jack the Ripper to George Lusk -- Wind the clock / E.B. White to Mr. Nadeau -- I am to be executed / Mary Stuart to Henry III of France -- I hear you like tomato soup / William P. MacFarland to Andy Warhol -- Bill Hicks on freedom of speech / Bill Hicks to a priest -- Your pal, John K. / John Kricfalusi to Amir Avni -- The elephant man / Francis Carr-Gomm to The Times -- I like words / Robert Pirosh to various -- I can't fight any longer / Virginia Woolf to Leonard Woolf -- There is no money in answering letters / Groucho Marx to Woody Allen -- As dire as its title / Ian Main to head of Comedy and Light Entertainment, BBC -- I stand astounded and appalled / Charles Dickens to The Times -- Fifty lady sharpshooters await / Annie Oakly to U.S. President William McKinley -- To hell with Hitler / Patrick Hitler to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Thank you for the dream / Roald Dahl to Amyu Corcoran -- How I would like to work for you! / Eudora Welty to The New Yorker.
Genre: Literature.

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