This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history-the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening-surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, makingLetters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.
"Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure. "-The New Yorker
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 6th May 2014
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.58 x 20.96 x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.64