Letters of Note: War (Paperback)Shaun Usher (compiler)
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In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror.
Includes letters by:
Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton,
Kurt Vonnegut, Mohandas Gandhi,
Mark Twain, June Wandrey,
Evelyn Waugh, Luis Alvarez,
Lord Horatio Nelson
& many more
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 101 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 11 mm
Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure * * New Yorker * *
A gloriously presented compilation * * Financial Times * *
As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher's compilation is hard to beat * * Scotland on Sunday * *
Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * * Spectator * *
It is hard to see how Letters Of Note could ever be surpassed * * Mail on Sunday * *
Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it -- Stephen Fry
It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal * * GQ * *
A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper * * Evening Standard * *
A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue * *
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