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Written in History

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Simon Sebag Montefiore

A letter is a revealing tool for transmission, whether a billet-doux or an execution order. In addition to providing a broader context for understanding historical events, they provide unique insights into well-known individuals that we believe we know. Even though letter writing is less popular today because of technology, it still holds much power. Handwrite a letter for someone! The anonymity of the internet makes it a lot easier for people to feel isolated these days. In contrast, handwritten letters make their receivers feel appreciated. So, once you have the time, take a seat and begin to write a letter to someone you haven't communicated with for a while.

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Written In History is an overview of some of the important letters around the globe. You will uncover the private thoughts of numerous renowned figures through these bites, which range from love letters that show Mozart's and Stalin's intimate sides to political remarks which changed history. Through Written In History, Simon Sebag Montefiore shows how letters are not just useful for learning about historical events but also serve as a reminder of humanity.

Book summary

A letter is a revealing tool for transmission, whether a billet-doux or an execution order. In addition to providing a broader context for understanding historical events, they provide unique insights into well-known individuals that we believe we know. Even though letter writing is less popular today because of technology, it still holds much power. Handwrite a letter for someone! The anonymity of the internet makes it a lot easier for people to feel isolated these days. In contrast, handwritten letters make their receivers feel appreciated. So, once you have the time, take a seat and begin to write a letter to someone you haven't communicated with for a while.

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Status and class are irrelevant when it comes to letters of love and lust.

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There is often an anticipatory sense of the letter writer's death in the tribulations of forbidden love.

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Several pivotal world events have been predicted by letters declaring action.

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Several well-known letters provide glimpses of resistance voices in historic independence movements.

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Letters can hold universal messages as they address life's creation and destruction.

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