Written in History : letters that changed the world / Simon Sebag Montefiore.

By: Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965- [author.]
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018Description: xxiii, 247 pages ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 147460918X; 9781474609180Subject(s): Authors -- Corespondence | Letters | LettersAdditional physical formats: ebook version: No titleDDC classification: 808.86 LOC classification: PN6131 | .S43 2018
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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.

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808.86 SEBA Available December 2018 68862

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