This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of historyathe 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, enlighteningasurprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.Reprinted by permission of the Manuscript and Archives Division, New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden ... from Jourdon Anderson to P.H. Anderson, from The Freedmena#39;s Book, by Lydia Maria Child; p.59 Fotosearch/ Stringer/ Archive ... Archival Research Catalog (ARC identifier 302040) at www. archives.gov; May 1, 2013]; p.64a7 Hunter S. Thompson, ... rights reserved; p.39 George C Beresford/Getty Images; p.40 Groucho Marx, [aThere is no money in answering letters .
|Title||:||Letters of Note|
|Publisher||:||Chronicle Books - 2014-05-06|