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Written in history, letters that changed the world, Simon Sebag Montefiore
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Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Classification: 808.86
ISBN: 9781474609180
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Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects letters that have changed the course of global events or touched a timeless emotion - whether passion, rage, humour - from ancient times to the 20th century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling, some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal and coarse. From love letters to declarations of war, ranging from Elizabeth I to Stalin, Marcus Aurelius to Machiavelli, Oscar Wilde to Balzac, Rameses the Great to Gandhi, Montefiore explores the significance of each piece of correspondence and shows how letters can reveal the personalities of some of history's most fascinating figures, and in turn offer a unique perspective on the past and a relevance for today. These are letters everyone should read.
Audience: Teen readers
Additional information: 288 pages
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London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018
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Written in history, letters that changed the world
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Paperback:One night in winter:2014
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Year 2014
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
xxv, 454 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Paperback:Jerusalem, the biography:2012
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Year 2012
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Phoenix
Resource type: Physical
xliv, 720 p., [32] p. of plates, ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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178475269X
Paperback:Red sky at noon:2018
Author: Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Year 2018
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arrow Books
Resource type: Physical
464 pages, map (black and white) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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Excellent, possibly the best of the trilogy.
02/05/19
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