Written in History: Letters that Changed the World (Hardback)
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Written in History: Letters that Changed the World (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 04/10/2018

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Written in History celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life.

Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking.

The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, Suleiman the Magnificent and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances - from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death.

In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now - and illuminate tomorrow.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474609180
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 393 g
Dimensions: 224 x 140 x 28 mm

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“A celebration of the art of letter writing”

A fascinating anthology of letters written by and to famous figures throughout history, with correspondence dating from antiquity to the present day. Organised into themes from love and family to war and power with... More

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“A curated history lesson to be read in any order so desire....”

Another great - literary-themed - Xmas gift for the budget conscious of you out there. This is like having a curated history lesson but you get to choose which genre interests you the most so need to read in any... More

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“A Truly Fascinating Collection”

This is a really interesting collection of correspondence between famous figures from history that opens up whole new ways of thinking about great moments and events from the past. Compiled with real care and... More

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