Written in History

Written in History Letters That Changed the World

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Synopsis

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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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474609197
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 909
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13832
Number of pages: xxv, 267
Weight: 264g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 22mm