The Resource Written in history : letters that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore

Written in history : letters that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Written in history : letters that changed the world
Title
Written in history
Title remainder
letters that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Wide-ranging selection of great letters from ancient times to the 21st century, touching on power, love, art, sex, faith, and war. Written in History: Letters that Changed the World celebrates the great letters of world history, and cultural and personal life. Bestselling, prizewinning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects letters that have changed the course of global events or touched a timeless emotion -- whether passion, rage, humor -- 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. It is a surprising and eclectic selection, from the four corners of the world, filled with extraordinary women and men, from ancient times to now. Truly a choice of letters for our own times encompassing love letters to calls for liberation to declarations of war to reflections on life and death. The writers vary from Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great to Mandela, Stalin and Picasso, Fanny Burney and Emily Pankhurst to Ada Lovelace and Rosa Parks, Oscar Wilde, Chekhov and Pushkin to Balzac, Mozart and Michelangelo, Hitler, Rameses the Great and Alexander Hamilton to Augustus and Churchill, Lincoln, Donald Trump and Suleiman the Magnificent. In a book that is a perfect gift, here is a window on astonishing characters, seminal events, and unforgettable words. In the colorful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading and how they can unveil and enlighten the past -- and enrich the way we live now." --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Dewey number
808.86
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6131
LC item number
.W77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sebag Montefiore, Simon
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  • Letters
  • Letters
Label
Written in history : letters that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by arrangement with The Orion Publishing Group Ltd. First published in the United Kingdom in 2018."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love -- Family -- Creation -- Courage -- Discovery -- Tourism -- War -- Blood -- Distruction -- Disaster -- Friendship -- Folly -- Decency -- Liberation -- Fate -- Power -- Downfall -- Goodbye
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxx, 304 pages
Isbn
9781984898166
Lccn
2019028006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090747436
  • 1960560
  • (OCoLC)on1090747436
Label
Written in history : letters that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by arrangement with The Orion Publishing Group Ltd. First published in the United Kingdom in 2018."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love -- Family -- Creation -- Courage -- Discovery -- Tourism -- War -- Blood -- Distruction -- Disaster -- Friendship -- Folly -- Decency -- Liberation -- Fate -- Power -- Downfall -- Goodbye
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xxx, 304 pages
Isbn
9781984898166
Lccn
2019028006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1090747436
  • 1960560
  • (OCoLC)on1090747436

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