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Letters of the century : America, 1900-1999 / edited by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler.

Grunwald, Lisa. (Added Author). Adler, Stephen J. (Added Author).

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  • 10 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Benton Co PL - Fowler 973.9 LET (Text) 34044000417228 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 973.9 GRU (Text) 34304000213690 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 973.9 LET (Text) 33187001496948 Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 973.9.c Grunwald (Text) 78294000109520 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Linton PL - Linton 973.9 GRU (Text) 30149000005743 Non-Fiction Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 973.9 LET (Text) 36825000424943 Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 973.9 LET (Text) 78551000073277 Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 973.9 GRUWALD (Text) 30403002173631 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Shoals PL - Shoals 973.9 (Text) 70512000010178 Non-Fiction, Adult Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 973.9 LET (Text) 31951003217855 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0385315902
  • ISBN: 9780385315906
  • Physical Description: 741 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Press, [1999]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [677]-709) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Encapsulating the people, places, events and trends that shaped our nation during the last 100 years, this book arrives in time to be a major gift book of the season. Beautifully illustrated and produced, it offers more than 400 letters from both famous figures and ordinary citizens, creating an extraordinary chronicle of our history and an essential volume for any family library. A collection of fascinating letters by Americans, famous and obscure, chronicles a century of life in the United States, from Mark Twain's side-splitting, hilarious letter of complaint to the head of Western Union, to an ecstatic letter from a young Charlie Chaplin upon receiving his first movie contract, to Einstein's warning to Roosevelt about atomic warfare, and a young Bill Gates begging hobbyists not to share software, so innovators can make some money, as well as Mark Rudd's "generation gap" letter to the president of Columbia University during the student riots of the 60s. "Immediate and evocative, letters witness and fasten history, catching events as they happen," write Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler in their introduction to this remarkable book. In these pages, our century's most celebrated figures become everyday people and everyday people become part of history. Here is a veteran's wrenching letter left at the Vietnam Wall, a poignant correspondence between two women trying to become mothers, a heart-breaking letter from an AIDS sufferer telling his parents how he wants to be buried, an indignant e-mail from a PC user to his on-line server. "Letters," write Grunwald and Adler, "give history a voice." Arranged chronologically by decade, illustrated with over 100 photographs, Letters of the Century creates an extraordinary chronicle of our history, through the voices of the men and women who have lived its greatest moments. Illustrations & photos.
Subject: United States > Civilization > 20th century > Sources.
United States > Biography.
American letters.

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