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In Their Own Words 2 : More Letters from History, Hardback Book

In Their Own Words 2 : More Letters from History Hardback


Letters, postcards, notes and telegraphs from the great and the good, the notorious and the downright wicked, shine a spotlight on a range of historical events and movements providing an immediate link to the immediate and much more distant past. The book includes letters from: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lucien Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Nelson Mandela, Caitlin Thomas, Mary Whitehouse, Gandhi, George Washington among many others.

Subjects covered include suffragette disturbances, obscene publications, relations between international leaders, child emigration including the Kindertransport. The book features 55 letters, each with a 600-word essay, and a 3000 word introduction.

There are 150 images in the book: 55 of the letters themselves, and a further 95 supplementary images.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 80 facsimile letters and more than 120 illustrations and other supporting documents
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781844865222

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