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Dear Young Friend
     

Dear Young Friend

by Stanley Weintraub, Rodelle Del Weintraub
 
* Never-before-published letters from more than thirty American presidents. * Rare insight into the personalities of leaders and the issues that affected them. Presidents since Washington have written to children. In a less hectic era, presidents even went through White House mail themselves, choosing which letters to answer and often confiding in young people in ways

Overview

* Never-before-published letters from more than thirty American presidents. * Rare insight into the personalities of leaders and the issues that affected them. Presidents since Washington have written to children. In a less hectic era, presidents even went through White House mail themselves, choosing which letters to answer and often confiding in young people in ways they rarely would to peers. The letters span a broad emotional spectrum: from James Polk's heartwrenching letter informing his nephew of his mother's death to Teddy Roosevelt's lighthearted "picture letters." How each president, from Washington to Nixon, responded to his young constituents often revealed an unusual view of the private man. Taken together, the letters offer a glimpse of how the presidency has evolved. This is the Weintraubs' fifth book. Rodelle Weintraub is now a travel consultant; Stanley Weintraub is a biographer and historian, now Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811704892
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
2
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Weintraub is Evan Pugh Professor Emeritus of Arts and Humanities at Penn State University and the author of notable histories and biographies including 11 Days in December, Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce, MacArthur's War, Long Day's Journey into War, and A Stillness Heard Round the World: The End of the Great War. He lives in Newark, Delaware.

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