The World's Greatest Letters: From Ancient Greece to the Twentieth Century

  • ISBN-13: 9781556525490
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This handsome and elegant anthology of famous historical letters covers all aspects of human life—emotional, creative, and intellectual. Hundreds of letters organized by topic are featured from well-known men and women such as Joan of Arc, Hernán Cortés, Albert Einstein, and Virginia Woolf. Revealing not only the history of the age but the personality of the writer, these famous letters from leaders, lovers, and thinkers describe some of the most monumental cultural and social happenings in the modern world, such as Columbus's letter describing his discovery of the New World, Chief Seattle's letter to President Pierce, and Jung's famous letter to Freud. Offering fresh insight into the past, these letters serve as reminders of the passions and people who shaped the world.

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