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First published in 2020, Letters of Note: War brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror—a celebration of correspondence to narrate the battles that have shaped our world, from the 1st Century AD to modern day. On your journey through the battlefields and home fronts, you will read letters from Army Generals, letters from the frontlines, letters from military nurses, letters from loved ones, letters from journalists. You will read a dying soldier’s last letter his mother; a letter dropped from a bomber above Japan mere minutes before the atomic bomb flattened Nagasaki; a heartening exchange between the young owner of a pony and the Secretary of State for War; and you will realise that nothing much has changed as you read some surprisingly everyday letters from Roman Britain. No emotion remains untouched.
Includes letters by:
Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton, Kurt Vonnegut, Mohandas Gandhi, Mark Twain, June Wandrey, Evelyn Waugh, Luis Alvarez, Lord Horatio Nelson, & many more.