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100 Letters That Changed The World

Salter Colin

9781911641094

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781911641094
Published: November 2019

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The 100 letters collected in this beautifully illustrated book demonstrate the power of the written word to inspire, astonish and entertain.
The letters range from ink inscribed tablets that vividly describe life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinctnotes with deadly consequences.

Entries include: A resume from Leonardo da Vinci, with barely a mention of his artistic talents; Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn, which eventually led to the dissolution of the monasteries; Beatrix Potter's correspondence with a friend's son that introduced the character of Peter Rabbit; SOS telegrams from the Titanic; Abraham Lincoln's letter that contradicted his fight against slavery; a legal letter marking the end of the Beatles; Emile Zola's open letter ("J'accuse!"); the scrawled note that brought about Oscar Wilde's downfall; as well as famous last words from Virginia Woolf to Kurt Kobain.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781911641094
Published: November 2019

Number of pages: 224
Width: 185 mm
Height: 232 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Batsford Ltd

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