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Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Lettersby Andrew Carroll
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A collection of some 200 letters by presidents, slaves, soldiers, prisoners, revolutionaries, artists, religious and civil rights leaders, and Americans from all walks of life, spanning 350 years of American culture and history. Letters offer eyewitness accounts of political and social upheaval, reveal private fears of the famous and powerful, and remind us of the horrors of war. Writers include Malcolm X, Elvis Presley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Benjamin Franklin. For students and general readers. No index.
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Letters of a Nation is the most diverse and comprehensive anthology of American letters ever assembled. Over 200 letters — many never before published — are featured here, including letters of love, rage, humor, war, protest, immigration, family, death, and inspiration. From the first pilgrims to President Clinton, this collection spans the full spectrum of America's history and its people.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-435) and index.
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