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Posterity : Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
Posterity Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
Author: Dorie Mccullough Lawson
An elegantly designed, beautifully composed volume of personal letters from famous American men and women that celebrates the American Experience and illuminates the rich history of some of America’s most storied families. — Posterity is at once an epistolary chronicle of America and a fascinating glimpse into the hearts and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385503303
ISBN-10: 038550330X
Publication Date: 4/13/2004
Pages: 336
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Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is truly interesting. Great Americans writing to their children, sometimes about mundane things, but often giving their best advice. You see them as human, with frustrations and hopes and love. Many are surprising. My favorites include letters from Gen Patton to his son, and from W.E.B.Dubois to his daughter. Also, we have Laura Ingalls Wilder---she seems so dear! Jack London seems a little bossy and dictatorial. I'm reading it right thru in order (the letters are grouped by categories) but I ought to slow down---it would be a good book to discuss, letter by letter at a book club, or among friends who are all reading it.


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