9780767903318

Letters of a Nation

  • ISBN 13:

    9780767903318

  • ISBN 10:

    0767903315

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 01/05/1999
  • Publisher: Broadway Books

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Summary

Letters of a Nationis a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and the correspondents are the celebrated and obscure, the powerful and powerless, including presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, explorers, writers, revolutionaries, Native Americans, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and people from all walks of life. From the serious (Harry Truman defending his use of the atomic bomb) to the surreal (Elvis Presley to Richard Nixon on fighting drugs in America), this collection of letters covers the full spectrum of human emotion, illuminates the American experience, and celebrates the simple yet lasting art of letter writing.

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