Written in History: Letters that Changed the World [Kõva köide]

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  • Ilmumisaeg: 04-Oct-2018
  • Kirjastus: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN-10: 147460918X
  • ISBN-13: 9781474609180
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 272 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 224x140x28 mm, kaal: 393 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 04-Oct-2018
  • Kirjastus: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN-10: 147460918X
  • ISBN-13: 9781474609180
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WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, Suleiman the Magnificent and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances - from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death. In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now - and illuminate tomorrow.

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Lip-smackingly sexy ... Written in History is a cornucopia of emotion. Not all the letters changed the world for everyone. But they all changed the world for someone. -- Josephine Fenton * IRISH EXAMINER * What sets this book apart from others about great historical correspondence is the author. The esteemed historian's selections, written in settings as far-flung as Ancient Egypt, Renaissance Italy and Stalin's Russia, go some way to illustrate how adaptable the medium of letter writing can be, and his commentary reveals just why they are still important today * HISTORY REVEALED * WRITTEN IN HISTORY is a search through the millennia, the result an astonishing array: all human life is here encapsulated, in just a few paragraphs or even just a sentence; all are surprising, and mostly unfamiliar...Everything here is a revelatory marvel, whether a hideous rant from the Marquis de Sade (1783), or the impassioned logic of religious tolerance from Babur to his son Hamayun (1529). Truly the spectrum of human belief and behaviour is revealed in this selection * THE ARTS DESK * Entertaining and enlightening . . . Some [ letters] are truly revolutionary and visionary . . . Others are very personal . . . but all are fascinating, as are the compiler's comments on each letter, little gems of history in their own right * DAILY MAIL, History Books of the Year * Spicy, horrifying, passionate, shocking...and very moving. Fascinating! If you loved Ernst Gombrich's A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD and are in the mood for another global history from a different angle, this collection of historically significant letters through the ages compiled by Simon Sebag Montefiore might well hit the spot...he has distilled a few millennia of world history into 240 extremely un-boring pages * THE TIMES *

Introduction xv
Love
Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, May 1528
3(1)
Frida Kahlo to Diego Rivera, undated
4(2)
Thomas Jefferson to Maria Cosway, 12, October 1786
6(4)
Catherine the Great to Prince Potemkin, c.19 March 1774
10(2)
James I to the Duke of Buckingham, 17 May 1620
12(1)
Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, 21 January 1926
13(2)
Between Suleiman the Magnificent and Hurrem Sultan, c. 1530s
15(4)
Anais Nin to Henry Miller, c.August 1932
19(1)
Alexandra to Rasputin, c.1909
20(2)
Horatio Nelson to Emma Hamilton, 29 January 1800
22(2)
Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine, 24 April 1796
24(2)
Alexander II to Katya Dolgorukaya, January 1868
26(3)
Josef Stalin to Pelageya Onufrieva, 29 February 1912
29(4)
Family
Elizabeth I to Mary I, 16 March 1554
33(2)
Vilma Grunwald to Kurt Grunwald, 11 July 1944
35(1)
Kadashman-Enlil to Amenhotep III, c.1370 BC
36(2)
Oliver Cromwell to Valentine Walton, 4 July 1644
38(2)
Toussaint L'Ouverture to Napoleon, 12 July 1802
40(2)
Alexander I to his sister Catherine 20 September 1805
42(1)
Charles I to Charles II, 29 November 1648
43(2)
Svetlana Stalina to her father Stalin, mid 1930s
45(1)
Augustus to Caius Caesar, 23 September AD 2
46(1)
Joseph II to his brother Leopold II, 4 October 1777
47(1)
Rameses the Great to Hattusili, 1243 BC
48(5)
Creation
Michelangelo to Giovanni da Pistoia, 1509
53(1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his cousin Marianne, 13 November 1777
54(3)
Honore de Balzac to Ewelina Hanska, 19 June 1836
57(1)
Pablo Picasso to Marie-Therese Walter, 19 July 1939
58(1)
John Keats to Fanny Brawne, 13 October 1819
59(2)
T.S. Eliot to George Orwell, 13 July 1944
61(6)
Courage
Sarah Bernhardt to Mrs Patrick Campbell, 1915
67(1)
Fanny Burney to her sister Esther, 22 March 1812
67(6)
David Hughes to his parents, 21 August 1940
73(6)
Discovery
Ada Lovelace to Andrew Crosse, c.16 November 1844
79(2)
Wilbur Wright to the Smithsonian, 30 May 1899
81(1)
John Stevens Henslow to Charles Darwin, 24 August 1831
82(2)
Between Ferdinand and Isabella, and Christopher Columbus, 30 March 1493 and 29 April 1493
84(9)
Tourism
Anton Chekhov to Anatoly Koni, 16 January 1891
93(3)
Gustave Flaubert to Louis Bouilhet, 15 January 1850
96(5)
War
Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I, 27 June 1709
101(1)
Napoleon to Josephine, 3 December 1805
102(1)
Dwight D. Eisenhower to all Allied troops, 5 June 1944 (unsent)
103(1)
Catherine, Duchess of Oldenburg, to her brother Alexander I, 3 September 1812
103(1)
Philip II to the Duke of Medina Sidonia, 1 July 1588
104(1)
Harun al-Rashid to Nikephoros I, AD 802
105(1)
Rasputin to Nicholas II, 17 July 1914
106(3)
Blood
Paiankh to Nodjmet, c.1070 BC
109(1)
Vladimir Lenin to the Bolsheviks of Penza, 11 August 1918
109(1)
Stalin to Kliment Voroshilov, 3 July 1937
110(1)
Mao Zedong to the Red Guards of Tsinghua University Middle School, 1 August 1966
111(2)
Josip Broz Tito to Stalin, 1948
113(4)
Destruction
Theobald von Bethman-Hollwegg to Leopold Berchtold, 6 July 1914
117(2)
Harry Truman to Irv Kupcinet, 5 August 1963
119(4)
Disaster
Pliny the Younger to Tacitus, c.AD 106/107
123(5)
Voltaire to M. Tronchin, 24 November 1755
128(5)
Friendship
Captain A.D. Chater to his mother, Christmas 1914
133(2)
Mark Antony to Octavian (later Augustus), c.33 BC
135(1)
Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill, 11 September 1939
136(1)
Adolf Hitler to Benito Mussolini, 21 June 1941
137(7)
Between Prince Potemkin and Catherine the Great
144(5)
Folly
Georg von Hulsen to Emil von Gortz, 1892
149(1)
Marquis de Sade `to the stupid villains who torment me', 1783
150(2)
Between Alexandra and Nicholas II, 14 December 1916
152(7)
Decency
Maria Theresa to Marie Antoinette, 30 July 1775
159(1)
Mahatma Gandhi to Hitler, 24 December 1940
160(3)
Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, 13 July 1863
163(1)
John Profumo to Harold Macmillan, 5 June 1963
164(1)
Jacqueline Kennedy to Nikita Khrushchev, 1 December 1963
165(2)
Emile Zola to Felix Faure, 13 January 1898
167(8)
Liberation
Emmeline Pankhurst to the Women's Social and Political Union, 10 January 1913
175(2)
Rosa Parks to Jessica Mitford, 26 February 1956
177(1)
Nelson Mandela to Winnie Mandela, 2 April 1969
178(3)
Abram Hannibal to Peter the Great, 5 March 1722
181(1)
Between Simon Bolivar, Manuela Saenz and James Thome, 3 July 1822
182(5)
Fate
Oscar Wilde to Robert Ross, 28 February 1895
187(1)
Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, June 1804
188(6)
Anonymous to Lord Monteagle, October 1605
194(1)
Alexander Pushkin to Jacob von Heeckeren, 25 January 1837
195(6)
Power
Stalin to Valery Mezhlauk, April 1930
201(1)
Churchill to Roosevelt, 20 May 1940
202(1)
Between Richard I and Saladin, October---November 1191
203(1)
Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild, 2 November 1917
204(1)
Niccolo Machiavelli to Francesco Vettori, 3 August 1514
205(2)
Henry VII to his `good friends', July 1485
207(1)
Babur to his son Humayun, 11 January 1529
208(1)
John Adams to Jefferson, 20 February 1801
209(1)
Between the Duke of Marlborough, Queen Anne and Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, 13 August 1704
210(1)
Donald J. Trump to Kim Jong Un, 24 May 2018
211(4)
Downfall
Abd al-Rahman III to his sons, AD 961
215(1)
Simon Bar Kokhba to Yeshua, c.AD 135
216(1)
Ammurapi to the king of Alashiya, c.1190 BC
217(1)
Aurangzeb to his son Muhammed Azam Shah, 1707
217(2)
Bolivar to Juan Jose Flores, 9 November 1830
219(4)
Goodbye
Leonard Cohen to Marianne Ihlen, July 2016
223(1)
`Henriette' to Giacomo Casanova, autumn 1749
224(1)
Churchill to his wife Clementine, 1915
225(2)
Franz Kafka to Max Brod, June 1924
227(1)
Walter Raleigh to his wife Bess, 8 December 1603
227(4)
Alan Turing to Norman Routledge, February 1952
231(1)
Che Guevara to Fidel Castro, 1 April 1965
232(2)
Robert Ross to More Adey, 14 December 1900
234(3)
Lucrezia Borgia to Leo X, 22 June 1519
237(1)
Hadrian to Antoninus Pius -- and to his soul, 10 July AD 138
238(2)
Acknowledgements 240(1)
Copyright Acknowledgments 241
Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of a number of prize-winning books that have been published in forty-eight languages. CATHERINE THE GREAT & POTEMKIN was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; STALIN: THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the BBA History Book of the Year Prize; YOUNG STALIN won the Costa Biography Award, the LA Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix de la Biographie Politique; JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY won the JBC Book of the Year Prize and the Wenjin Book Prize in China; THE ROMANOVS: 1613-1918 won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Book Prize. He is the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels: SASHENKA, RED SKY AT NOON and ONE NIGHT IN WINTER, which won the Political Fiction Book of the Year Award. He is also the author of WRITTEN IN HISTORY: LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and the forthcoming VOICES OF HISTORY: SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.

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