Letters make the most interesting reading in the world---especially other people's.
In this classic anthology, the product of many years of intensive collecting and research by M. Lincoln Schuster, are assembled the most interesting letters of all time---the crucial and characteristic private communications of the foremost people of world history---ranging from Alexander the Great and Saint Paul the Apostle, to Thomas Jefferson and Napoleon Bonaparte.
These intimate letters are selected, edited and integrated to shed light---as only private and secret letters can---on the great figures, the great events and the great ideas of history.
Each letter is prefaced by a biographical prelude giving the significant and dramatic facts about the person who wrote it and the person to whom it was addressed, and summarizing the historical background and impelling motive of the correspondence; results or consequences of the correspondence, and in many cases by the full text of the reply that is provoked.
|Publisher:||Konecky, William S. Associates, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)|