Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999 Stephen J. Adler

ISBN: 9780385315906

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Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999  by  Stephen J. Adler

Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999 by Stephen J. Adler
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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 more than 400 letters from both famous figures and ordinaryMoreImmediate 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 more than 400 letters from both famous figures and ordinary citizens, Letters of the Century encapsulates the people and places, events and trends that shaped our nation during the last 100 years.Here is Mark Twains hilarious letter of complaint to the head of Western Union, an ecstatic letter from a young Charlie Chaplin upon receiving his first movie contract, Einsteins letter to Franklin Roosevelt warning about atomic warfare, Mark Rudds generation gap letter to the president of Columbia University during the student riots of the 60s, and a letter from young Bill Gates imploring hobbyists not to share software so that innovators can make some money...In these pages, our centurys most celebrated figures become everyday people and everyday people become part of history.

Here is a veterans 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 ourhistory, through the voices of the men and women who have lived its greatest moments.



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