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Letters of note : correspondence deserving of a wider audience

Author: Shaun Usher
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2013.
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A collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name, an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people --
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Usher
ISBN: 9781782112235 1782112235
OCLC Number: 856199443
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 001.One'S Drop Scones / Dwight D. Eisenhower --
002.From Hell / Jack --
003.Wind The Clock / E. B. White --
004.I Am To Be Executed / Mary Stuart --
005.I Hear You Like Tomato Soup / William P. MacFarland --
006.Bill Hicks On Freedom Of Speech / Bill Hicks --
007.Your Pal, John K. / John Kricfalusi --
008.The Elephant Man / Francis Carr-Gomm --
009.I Like Words / Robert Pirosh --
010.I Can'T Fight Any Longer / Virginia Woolf --
011.There Is No Money In Answering Letters / Groucho Marx --
012.As Dire As Its Title / Ian Main --
013.I Stand Astounded And Appalled / Charles Dickens --
014.Fifty Lady Sharpshooters Await / Annie Oakley --
015.To Hell With Hitler / Patrick Hitler --
016.Thank You For The Dream / Roald Dahl --
017.How I Would Like To Work For You! / Eudora Welty --
018.'Music Is 'Life Itself / Louis Armstrong --
019.To My Old Master / Jourdon Anderson --
020.My Good Friend Roosvelt / Fidel Castro Note continued: 021.A Man Has To Be Something; He Has To Matter / Hunter S. Thompson --
022.I Beg You To Take My Child / Various Mothers --
023.Eat Your Vegetables! / John W. James III --
024.A Personal Letter From Steve Martin / Steve Martin --
025.Is It A Disgrace To Be Born A Chinese? / Mary Tape --
026.O.M.G. / John Arbuthnot Fisher --
027.It Is Only Adults Who Ever Feel Threatened / Ursula Nordstrom --
028.God Damn It, I Split It So It Will Stay Split / Raymond Chandler --
029.I Shall Be Waiting For You / Lady Shigenari --
030.My Muse Is Not A Horse / Nick Cave --
031.Our Frank / The Connell --
032.I Am Not Afraid Of Robots. I Am Afraid Of People / Ray Bradbury --
033.Do / Sol LeWitt --
034.What Did You Say? I Can'T Hear You / Katharine Hepburn --
035.The Ax / Charles M. Schulz --
036.I Love My Wife. My Wife Is Dead / Richard Feynman --
037.You Are Not So Kind As You Used To Be / Clementine Churchill Note continued: 038.Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus / Virginia O'Hanlon --
039.I Have Just Written You A Long Letter / Alfred D. Winlle --
040.Sweetheart Come / Emma Hauck --
041.Avenge My Death / Masanobu Kuno --
042.Don'T Touch His Hair / Three Elvis Presley --
043.To: My Widow / Robert Scott --
044.Put Up Your Dukes And Write! / Jack Kerouac --
045.You Must Know Again My Reluctance To Marry / Amelia Earhart --
046.I'D Like To Continue To Be A Good Soldier / Eddie Slovik --
047.The Galilean Moons / Galileo Galilei --
048.The Birch Bark Letters / Gavrila Posenya --
049.To A Top Scientist / Denis Cox --
050.Deep Sickness Seized Me / Lucy Thurston --
051.He'S Here, Living And Vivid And Unforgettable Forever / Stewart Stern --
052.I Miss My Biggest Heart / Emily Dickinson --
053.Your End Is Approaching / Martin Luther King Jr --
054.A Most Important Discovery / Francis Crick --
055.The Skills Of Leonardo Da Vinci / Leonardo da Vinci Note continued: 056.I Am In A State Of Shock / Flannery O'Connor --
057.Federal Agent At Large / Elvis Presley --
058.Do Not Grieve For Me / Fyodor Dostoevsky --
059.17 Million Negroes Cannot Wait For The Hearts Of Men To Change / Jackie Robinson --
060.11 Alive...Need Small Boat...Kennedy / John F. Kennedy --
061.Oh Christ, The Cook Is Dead / Spike Milligan --
062.In Event Of Moon Disaster / William Satire --
063.The Most Beautiful Death / Laura Huxley --
064.Regarding Your Dam Complaint / Stephen L. Tvedten --
065.Why Explore Space? / Dr. Ernst Stuhlinger --
066.I Am Very Real / Kurt Vonnegut --
067.An Idiot Of The 33Rd Degree / Mark Twain --
068.Hang On, My Love, And Grow Big And Strong / Iggy Pop --
069.I Wrote A Book Called The Godfather / Mario Puzo --
070.The Result Would Be A Catastrophe / Roger Boisjoly --
071.All The Ladies Like Whiskers / Grace Bedell --
072.1 Felt The Risk Of Being Overwhelmed By Giger / James Cameron Note continued: 073.How Could You Go Ahead Of Me? A Widow --
074.I Am The Servant Of The King / Ayyab --
075.I Shall Always Be Near You / Sullivan Ballou --
076.I'M Still Someplace / Uncle Lynn --
077.The Birth Of Bonfire Night / William Parker --
078.It'S Up To You Now / Bette Davis --
079.Forget Your Personal Tragedy / Ernest Hemingway --
080.I Was Meant To Be A Composer / Samuel Barber --
081.Permission To Land / Buang-Ly --
082.Say Yes I Need A Job / Tim Schafer --
083.We No Longer Have Any Right To Remain Silent / American Writers --
084.Kipling'S Hints On Schoolboy Etiquette / Rudyard Kipling --
085.Sex Does Not Thrive On Monotony / Anais Nin --
086.Kiss My Ass / Bill Baxley --
087.The Heiligenstadt Testament / Ludwig van Beethoven --
088.Pay It Forward / Benjamin Franklin --
089.Eddie'S House / Jim Berger --
090.I Was Ready To Sink Into The Earth With Shame / Form Letter --
091.Sorrow Passes And We Remain / Henry James Note continued: 092.It Will Prove Invincible / Philip K. Dick --
093.Thank You Bob / Frederic Flom --
094.New Rubbish Dialogue / Alec Guinness --
095.I Refuse To Be Cheated Out Of My Deathbed Scene / Rebecca West --
096.Obscene And Sacrilegious / Lord Bernard Delfont --
097.Wretched Woman! / Jermain Loguen --
098.This Is No Drill / Cincpac --
099.Dear 8 Year-Old Teresa / Wil Wheaton --
100.What A Dandy Car You Make / Clyde Barrow --
101.Love, Dad / Ronald Reagan --
102.We Are Sinking Fast / SS Birma --
103.An Incredible Coincidence / Robert T. Lincoln --
104.Pixar Films Don'T Get Finished, They Just Get Released / Pete Docter --
105.May We All Get Better Together / Charles Bukowski --
106.We All Feel Like That Now And Then / Sir Archibald Clark Kerr --
107.It Was Hard To Give Five Sons To The Navy / Alleta Sullivan --
108.Nothing Good Gets Away / John Steinbeck --
109.The Great Fire Of London / James Hicks --
110.It Is Like Confessing A Murder / Charles Darwin Note continued: 111.Hardly One. Hardly One / Arthur C. Fifield --
112.John Lennon Signed My Album / Mark Chapman --
113.Things To Worry About / F. Scott Fitzgerald --
114.My Wick Hath A Thief In It / Charles Lamb --
115.Vote For Me I Will Help You Out / John Beaulieu --
116.Do Scientists Pray? / Albert Einstein --
117.For The Sake Of Humanity / Mohandas Gandhi --
118.I Have Not Shot Her Yet / Dorothy Parker --
119.Letter To A Young Poet / Rainer Maria Rilke --
120.What Great Births You Have Witnessed! / Mark Twain --
121.Einstein'S One Great Mistake / Albert Einstein --
122.Come Quick To Me / Zelda Fitzgerald --
123.Art Is Useless Because... / Oscar Wilde --
124.I Leave It In Your Capable Hands / Mick Jagger --
125.Slaughterhouse-Five / Kurt Vonnegut.
Responsibility: compiled by Shaun Usher.

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