Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782114556

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight in 1985, David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Including letters from: Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Brontë and many more.
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An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452134253

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 1880

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the 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, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.
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An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0399580069

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 9201

"An illustrated collection of 80 of history's most interesting, profound, and sometimes unknown speeches from a range of scintillating personalities such as Winston Churchill, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Groucho Marx, and Tina Fey"--
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An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452150427

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3855

Lists of Note curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott Fitzgerald's extensive conjugation of "to cocktail," and many more. Rarely intended for the public eye, these lists reveal hopes, priorities, and musings in a most engaging and entertaining way. Each transcript is accompanied by an artwork, most a captivating facsimile of the list itself. Richly visual and irresistibly readable, Lists of Note is a testament to the human urge to bring order to, poke fun at, and find meaning in the world around us—and is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.
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Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: Shaun Usher

Publisher: Canongate Unbound

ISBN: 1782112243

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 3160

Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name – an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
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An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452159033

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 478

From the editor of the New York Times bestseller and instant classic Letters of Note, comes this companion ebook of more than 125 captivating letters. Each turn of the page brings delight and discovery in a collection of correspondence that spans centuries and place, written by the famous, the not-so-famous, and the downright infamous. Entries are accompanied by a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and a spirited illustration—in most cases, a facsimile of the letter itself. As surprising as it is entertaining, Letters of Note: Volume 2 is an ebook of endless enjoyment and lasting value.
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Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

Author: Dorie McCullough Lawson

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385512633

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

View: 2422

An elegantly designed, beautifully composed volume of personal letters from famous American men and women that celebrates the American Experience and illuminates the rich history of some of America’s most storied families. Posterity is at once an epistolary chronicle of America and a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and minds of some of history’s most admired figures and storied families. Spanning more than three centuries, these letters contain enduring lessons—in life, love, character and compassion—that will surprise and enlighten. Included here are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, warning her of the evils of debt; General Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West Point, about what it means to be a good soldier; W.E.B. Du Bois to his daughter about character beneath the color of skin; Oscar Hammerstein about why, after all his success, he doesn’t stop working; Woody Guthrie, writing from a New Jersey asylum, to nine-year-old Arlo about universal human frailty; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a dog to his twenty-five-year-old son. Here are renowned Americans in their own words and in their own times, seen as they were seen by their children. Here are our great Americans as mothers and fathers.
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America from the Revolutionary War to the Present

Author: Lisa Grunwald,Stephen J. Adler

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9780307493330

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 832

View: 7480

Historical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women’s singular correspondences—often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a note that is confiscated by the British; First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing George Washington’s portrait during the War of 1812; one week after JFK’s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy pens a heartfelt letter to Nikita Khrushchev; and on September 12, 2001, a schoolgirl writes a note of thanks to a New York City firefighter, asking him, “Were you afraid?” The letters gathered here also offer fresh insight into the personal milestones in women’s lives. Here is a mid-nineteenth-century missionary describing a mastectomy performed without anesthesia; Marilyn Monroe asking her doctor to spare her ovaries in a handwritten note she taped to her stomach before appendix surgery; an eighteen-year-old telling her mother about her decision to have an abortion the year after Roe v. Wade; and a woman writing to her parents and in-laws about adopting a Chinese baby. With more than 400 letters and over 100 stunning photographs, Women’s Letters is a work of astonishing breadth and scope, and a remarkable testament to the women who lived–and made–history. From the Hardcover edition.
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Letters to the Oval Office from the Files of the National Archives

Author: Dwight Young

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426200205

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 7999

Drawn from the National Archives, a compelling assortment of correspondence collects letters written over the centuries to American chief executives by both ordinary citizens and famous figures, accompanied by information providing historical context for the writers' concerns and ideas. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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A Curious History of Everyday Life from the Stone Age to the Phone Age

Author: Greg Jenner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125008945X

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 5068

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual—and often unexpected—evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly historical nuggets from our past. Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered about—and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making.
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Author: Richard Reed

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452165432

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 9772

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing . . . curates invaluable wisdom from 50 of today's most remarkable, diverse, and influential voices in an engaging collection of profiles. Paired with a specially commissioned pen-and-ink portrait, each essay and its illuminating nugget of life advice is gathered together and is sure to surprise, entertain, and encourage readers—and leave a lasting impression.
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Author: Olga Kenyon

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752472003

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6351

This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organised by subject matter, and covering a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion. '800 Years of Women's Letter' reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Holoise writes to Abelad of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond about life and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters that reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life. This is an intriguing insight, and a rare opportunity to read the real words of real women, in their own intimate language. "No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous of more individual than a letter." P D James
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Letters and Notes from a Lost Era Found in Bottles and on Beaches Around the World

Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: Superelastic

ISBN: 0995541213

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 9922

Messages from the Sea is a collection of letters and notes found washed ashore on beaches and bobbing in water, in corked bottles and wax-sealed boxes, carved onto wreckage and in the bellies of sharks. They tell of foundering ships, missing ocean liners and shipwrecked sailors, and contain moving farewells, romantic declarations and intriguing confessions. Some solve the mysteries of lost vessels and crews, while others create new mysteries yet to be solved. Dating from a lost era of seafaring, they demonstrate the brave, lonely and fragile nature of life on the ocean waves. Included among these 100 messages are: a clue to the fate of the missing White Star liner Naronic; a murder confession found in a bottle off the White Cliffs of Dover; an update from John Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition; a poem about a newborn baby found inside an 11ft shark; an unlikely apology from fleeing fraudster Violet Charlesworth; evidence for the unnecessary loss of the steamship London with 220 souls; the truth behind the mysterious grave robbery of the Earl of Crawford; and a message from the deck of the sinking Titanic.
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52 Classic Interviews

Author: Lionel Barber

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241965438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 3889

From the very first mouthful, 'Lunch with the FT' was destined to become a permanent fixture in the Financial Times. One thousand lunches later, the FT's weekly interview has become an institution. From film stars to politicians, tycoons to writers, dissidents to lifestyle gurus, the list reads like an international Who's Who of our times. Lunch with the FT is a selection of the best: 52 classic interviews conducted in the unforgiving proximity of a restaurant table. From Angela Merkel to Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs, Martin Amis to one of the Arab world's most notorious sons, this book brings you right to the table to decide what you think of or world's most powerful players.
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A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592408826

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 8953

An ode to the dwindling art of letter writing explores its potential salvation in the digital age, chronicling the history of letter writing as reflected by love letters, chain mail and business correspondence while surveying the role that letters have played as literary devices for several centuries. 50,000 first printing.
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Author: M. Lincoln Schuster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568522906

Category: Letters

Page: 563

View: 3605

From ancient days to our own time containing the characteristics and crucial.
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A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Author: Joseph Galliano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451649680

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 1863

These nuggets of wisdom are offered by an Academy Award–nominated actor (James Woods), a popular comedian (Aasif Mandvi), and a world-famous novelist (Jodi Picoult) to their sixteen-year-old selves. No matter how accomplished and confident they seem today, at sixteen, they were like the rest of us—often unsure, frequently confused, and usually in need of a little reassurance. In Dear Me, 75 celebrities, writers, musicians, athletes, and actors have written letters to their younger selves that give words of comfort, warning, humor, and advice. These letters present intimate, moving, and witty insights into some of the world’s most intriguing and admired individuals. By turns funny, surprising, raw, and uplifting, this singular collection captures the universal conditions that are youth, life, and growing up.
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Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305962

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 8546

For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show The Moth Radio Hour. Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life. This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
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Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art

Author: Liza Kirwin

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985237

Category: Art

Page: 245

View: 7232

"Writing to wives, lovers, friends, patrons, clients, premiere artists such as Frederick Edwin Church, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Lyonel Feininger, John Sloan, Alfred Frueh, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Dorothea Tanning, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, and Frida Kahlo picture the world around them in charming vignettes, caricatures, portraits, and landscapes. Together, the words and images of these autobiographical works of art, created for private consumption, reveal the joys and successes, loves and longings, triumphs and frustrations of their authors' personal lives and professional careers."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Writings, History, and Spirit of a Free Nation

Author: George Grant

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492618470

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 6000

This revised and updated edition of The American Patriot's Handbook gives an authoritative and concise introduction to the ideas, events, and personalities that have shaped American freedom, ideals, and values. Included are important and inspirational speeches, poems and song lyrics along with profiles of presidents and prominent individuals who have shaped the nation's history. Key documents featured are: • The Mayflower Compact • The Declaration of Independence • The lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" • The Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy • The Letter from the Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. A wonderful amount of new material delves even deeper into our national identity to showcase not only our fighting spirit, but strong compassion, including: • Epitaph of a Patriot by Anne Bradstreet • The Defense of the Alamo by Joaquin Miller • Nobel Prize Acceptance by William Faulkner • September 11 Address to the Nation by George W. Bush The American Patriot's Handbook is the perfect resource for anyone who wishes to understand this majestic country, from its historic founding until today...
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