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Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

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An elegantly designed, beautifully composed volume of personal letters from famous American men and women that celebrates the American Experience and illuminates the rich history of some of Americas most storied families.

Posterity is at once an epistolary chronicle of America and a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and minds of some of historys most admired figures. Spanning more than three centuries, these letters contain enduring lessons in life and love, character and compassion that will surprise and enlighten.

Included here are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, warning her of the evils of debt; General Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West Point, about what it means to be a good soldier; W.E.B. DuBois to his daughter about character beneath the color of skin; Oscar Hammerstein about why, after all his success, he doesnt stop working; Woody Guthrie from a New Jersey asylum to nine-year-old Arlo about universal human frailty; sixty-five-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilders train of thought about her pioneer childhood; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a dog to his twenty-five-year-old son.

With letters that span more than three centuries of American history, Posterity is a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, wisdom, and family lives of those whose public accomplishments have touched us all. Here are renowned Americans in their own words and in their own times, seen as they were seen by their children. Here are our great Americans as mothers and fathers.

Synopsis:

This elegantly designed volume of personal letters from famous Americans illuminates the rich history of some of this country's most storied families.

About the Author

Dorie McCullough Lawson graduated from Middlebury College, where she majored in history. She works and lives in Rockport, Maine with her husband and three children. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767909044
Author:
Lawson, Dorie Mccull
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Lawson, Dorie McCullough
Author:
Dorie McCollough Lawson
Author:
Kargman, Jill
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Biography-Rich and Famous
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.7 in 0.52 lb

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Biography » Rich and Famous
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
History and Social Science » American Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » General

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