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100 Letters That Changed the World Colin Salter

100 Letters That Changed the World By Colin Salter

100 Letters That Changed the World by Colin Salter


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Summary

The 100 letters collected in this beautifully illustrated book demonstrate the power of the written word to inspire, astonish and entertain. Ranging from ink-inscribed tablets vividly describing life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences.

100 Letters That Changed the World Summary

100 Letters That Changed the World by Colin Salter

A collection of the most inspiring and powerful letters of all time.

The written word has the power to inspire, astonish and entertain, as this collection of 100 letters that changed history will show. Ordered chronologically, the letters range from ink-inscribed tablets that vividly describe life in the Roman Empire to remarkable last wills and testaments, passionate outpourings of love and despair, and succinct notes with deadly consequences.

Entries include: A resume from Leonardo da Vinci, with barely a mention of his artistic talents; Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn, which eventually led to the dissolution of the monasteries; Beatrix Potter's correspondence with a friend's son that introduced the character of Peter Rabbit; SOS telegrams from the Titanic; Abraham Lincoln's letter that contradicted his fight against slavery; a legal letter marking the end of the Beatles; Emile Zola's open letter ('J'accuse!'); the scrawled note that brought about Oscar Wilde's downfall; as well as famous last words from Virginia Woolf to Kurt Cobain.

100 Letters That Changed the World Reviews

'An accessible, visually appealing overview of some of history's most crucial correspondence'

* History Revealed *

About Colin Salter

Colin Salter is a keen cyclist. Based in Edinburgh he has completed the arduous North Coast 500 by bike and written Remarkable Road Trips, which was nominated for the 2019 Stanford Travel Book Awards.

Additional information

GOR010603087
9781911641094
1911641093
100 Letters That Changed the World by Colin Salter
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Batsford Ltd
20191107
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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