Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters / Edition 1

Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters / Edition 1

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by Andrew Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0767903315

ISBN-13: 2900767903317

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents,…  See more details below

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Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and people from all walks of life. From the serious (Harry Truman defending his use of the atomic bomb) to the surreal (Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon on fighting drugs in America), this collection of letters covers the full spectrum of human emotion, illuminates the American experience, and celebrates the simple yet lasting art of letter writing.

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ISBN-13:
2900767903317
Publisher:
Crown/Archetype
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496

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Letters of a Nation a Collection of Extraordinary American Letters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, serious, and funny! Great for those nights when you don't have a novel going but want something to read. Letters by famous people about mundane topics and letters from not so famous people about serious topics. Our book club thoroughly enjoyed reading random letters.