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    DescriptionThis 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, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.


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    Title
    Letters of Note
    Subtitle
    An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
    Authors and contributors
    Compiled by Shaun Usher
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 206 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 1,588 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452134253
    ISBN 10: 1452134251
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: BJ, CFG
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN015000, LCO011000
    DC21: 808.86
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 808.86
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: CFG, DND
    LC classification: PN6131 .L483 2014
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Chronicle Books (CA)
    Imprint name
    Chronicle Books (CA)
    Publication date
    06 May 2014
    Author Information
    Shaun Usher founded the blog-based archive Letters of Note, hugely popular internationally. He lives in Manchester, England.
    Review quote
    "'Letters of Note' has been my favorite summer book, full of the kinds of letters I hope to find in my own mailbox, but rarely, these days, ever do." -The Advocate