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Letters to Change the World

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Published: September 2018
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Published: 17-Sep-2018
Format: Hardback, 256 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781785039478
Stock code: 5039478

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Letters that have made, and still can make, the world a better place

In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change the World is a beautifully produced collection of inspiring letters - some private and some open - that offer reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our personal and political beliefs is a crucial right and a duty if we want to change the world.

From Abraham Lincoln and Emmeline Pankhurst through to Obama and Malala, many are penned by major figures from the world stage, others by ordinary citizens caught up in the stream of history in their pursuit of what's right.

The letters, each briefly introduced to give its full historical context, cover every modern political and social cause and give a sense of the struggles of the past with the intimate first-hand access that only letters allow.

The collection includes George Orwell's warning on totalitarianism, Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on being a conscientious objector, Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, Nelson Mandela's letters home to his children from prison and Obama's letter to his daughters on Inauguration.Letters that have made, and still can make, the world a better place

In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change the World is a beautifully produced collection of inspiring letters - some private and some open - that offer reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our personal and political beliefs is a crucial right and a duty if we want to change the world.

From Abraham Lincoln and Emmeline Pankhurst through to Obama and Malala, many are penned by major figures from the world stage, others by ordinary citizens caught up in the stream of history in their pursuit of what's right.

The letters, each briefly introduced to give its full historical context, cover every modern political and social cause and give a sense of the struggles of the past with the intimate first-hand access that only letters allow.

The collection includes George Orwell's warning on totalitarianism, Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on being a conscientious objector, Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, Nelson Mandela's letters home to his children from prison and Obama's letter to his daughters on Inauguration.
Described as 'one of Britain's finest pop culture historians' by The Guardian, Travis Elborough has been a freelance writer, author, broadcaster and cultural commentator for nearly two decades, and frequently appears on BBC Radio 4 and Five Live. His books include a history of London's iconic Routemaster bus, The Bus We Loved (2005) and London Bridge in America- The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing (2013). A Walk in the Park- The Life and Times of a People's Institution was published to great acclaim in 2016, with William Boyd declaring it 'a fascinating, informative, revelatory book'. Our History of the 20th Century- As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters (2017) was hailedby David Kynaston as 'a wonderfully curated collection of intimate diary voices- rich in their variousness, compelling in their impact, and cumulatively giving us a fresh and thought-provoking version of twentieth-century Britain'.
 

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