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Letters of note : an eclectic collection of ... Read More

Usher, Shaun,(joint author.).

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  • ISBN: 1452134251 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781452134253 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781452166322
  • Physical Description: xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014.

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Includes index.
"First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Canongate Books Ltd in conjunction with Unbound"--Title ... Read More
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I have not shot her yet / Dorothy Parker to Seward ... Read More
This is no drill / CINCPAC to all ships -- Dear 8 ... Read More
It's up to you now / Bette Davis to B. D. Hyman -- ... Read More
Do not grieve for me / Fyodor Dostoevsky to ... Read More
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus / Virginia ... Read More
'Music is 'life it'self / Louis Armstrong to Lance ... Read More
One's drop scones / Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. ... Read More
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Subject: Letters

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2014 June #1

    Based on the blog of the same name, this collection of letters is so handsome that it looks like a coffee-table book, but it's more than that. In it, Queen Elizabeth II sends a note to President Dwight Eisenhower reflecting on Mamie and Ike's visit to Balmoral Castle: she appends her recipe for scones. The chairman of the Whitehall Vigilance Committee receives a package with a note from Jack the Ripper accompanied by half a human kidney, pickled in wine: "I fried and ate it was very nise." Gandhi appeals to Hitler as the only one who can avert the impending war. Bank robber Clyde Barrow tells Henry Ford he only drives Fords. Francis Crick alerts his son about DNA. A wife writes to her samurai husband on the eve of battle (he died in the fighting, she committed suicide) and an ex-slave addresses his former master. This treasure trove of fascinating material includes more than 125 letters from both the famous and the unknown dating as far back as 1340 BCE, many reproduced in facsimile. VERDICT A beautiful collection that should appeal to everyone. Start reading it and you're lost.—David Keymer, Modesto, CA

    [Page 102]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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