Search Our Online Inventory

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Online Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Would you like an Online Gift Card to Earthlight Books?

 

Familiar Links
 Last Word Books

Walla Walla:
Welcome Table Farm

 
 
 

Author Name    Grunwald, Lisa

Title   Letters of the Century: America 1900-1999

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    The Dial Press

ISBN Number    0385315902 / 9780385315906

Seller ID   SKU20153719

0385315902 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

More Description

"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 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 Twain's hilarious letter of complaint to the head of Western Union, an ecstatic letter from a young Charlie Chaplin upon receiving his first movie contract, Einstein's letter to Franklin Roosevelt warning about atomic warfare, Mark Rudd's "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 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 ourhistory, through the voices of the men and women who have lived its greatest moments.

Price = 9.50 USD


Browse some related titles while you're here:
Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt, Gordon, John Steele
Hamilton's Blessing: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Our National Debt
Gordon, John Steele
5.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Western Peace Officer : A Legacy of Law and Order, Prassel, Frank Richard
The Western Peace Officer : A Legacy of Law and Order
Prassel, Frank Richard
15.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, Kirschner, Ann
Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp
Kirschner, Ann
14.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Bad Trick: The Hunt for Spokane's Serial Killer (A Spokesman-review book), Morlin, Bill; White, Jeanette
Bad Trick: The Hunt for Spokane's Serial Killer (A Spokesman-review book)
Morlin, Bill; White, Jeanette
34.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

British Columbia: A History of the Province, Woodcock, George
British Columbia: A History of the Province
Woodcock, George
24.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914, MacMillan, Margaret
The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914
MacMillan, Margaret
23.50 USD
Add to Book Bag!

The Language of Threads: A Novel, Tsukiyama, Gail
The Language of Threads: A Novel
Tsukiyama, Gail
5.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel, Child, Lee
Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel
Child, Lee
26.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel, Fink, Joseph; Cranor, Jeffrey
Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel
Fink, Joseph; Cranor, Jeffrey
39.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Epitaph for a Desert Anarchist: The Life and Legacy of Edward Abbey, Bishop, James
Epitaph for a Desert Anarchist: The Life and Legacy of Edward Abbey
Bishop, James
16.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Fiasco (English and Polish Edition), Lem, Stanislaw
Fiasco (English and Polish Edition)
Lem, Stanislaw
35.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

Rainbows End: A Novel With One Foot In The Future, Vinge, Vernor
Rainbows End: A Novel With One Foot In The Future
Vinge, Vernor
27.00 USD
Add to Book Bag!

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie