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Letters to President Obama

by Josephine A.V. Allen, Donald R. Deskins, Sherman Puckett & Hanes Walton Skyhorse (April 14, 2009)

This collection, which will total between 300 and 500 letters from Americans of all walks of life, will become an important piece of history as it describes the variety of feelings and emotions of Americans...

Robert Browning on Love

by Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (February 09, 2016)

The love affair between Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett is one of the Victorian era’s most famous romances. It was one of passions, tragedy, illness, and ultimately, endurance.

The beginning of their...

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda

by Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jackson R. Bryer & Cathy W. Barks et al. Scribner (July 23, 2019)

“Pure and lovely…to read Zelda’s letters is to fall in love with her.” —The Washington Post

Edited by renowned Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks, with an introduction by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's...

The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

by James Owen & Samantha Wyndham Times Books (November 15, 2018)

Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War.

Much of the correspondence relates to...


by Douglas Segal Prospect Park Books (September 28, 2018)

One of life's biggest clichés becomes a horrific reality when Douglas Segal's wife and young daughter are hit head-on by a Los Angeles city bus. Miraculously, his daughter was unharmed, but his wife faced a...

To Marry an Indian

by Theresa Strouth Gaul The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

When nineteen-year-old Harriett Gold, from a prominent white family in Cornwall, Connecticut, announced in 1825 her intention to marry a Cherokee man, her shocked family initiated a spirited correspondence debating...

Dramatist in America

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

From the 1920s through the 1950s Maxwell Anderson was one of the most important playwrights in America. His thirty-three produced plays make him a leader among these playwrights of America's most creative era...

The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945

by Roger B. Jeans Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

Colonel John Hart Caughey, a US Army war plans officer stationed in the Chinese Nationalist capital of Chungking, was an eyewitness to the battle for China in the final months of the war (1944–45) and beyond,...

Imaginative Conservatism

by James E. Person Jr. The University Press of Kentucky (April 13, 2018)

Russell Kirk (1918--1994) is renowned worldwide as one of the founders of postwar American conservatism. His 1953 masterpiece, The Conservative Mind, became the intellectual touchstone for a reinvigorated movement...

Letters of Helena Roerich II

by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...

Letters of Helena Roerich I

by Helena Roerich Agni Yoga Society, Inc. (January 03, 2018)

Helena Roerich was an unusually gifted woman, author of many books. Her collected Letters, in two volumes, are an example of the wisdom, spiritual insight, and simple advice she shared with a multitude of correspondents—friends,...

Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke & Reginald Snell Vigeo Press (December 11, 2017)

The ten letters collected here are arguably the most famous and beloved letters of our century. Written when Rainer Maria Rilke was himself still a young man with most of his greatest work before him, they are...

Memories of a Lost Generation

by Steve Nicklas, Wilhelm Gehlen & Mary Stroka Steven Nicklas (November 20, 2017)

This book is a detailed history of the German side of World War 2. It is based on letters from German soldiers and German families. The study collection consisted of a total of 564 different letters and documents...

Queenie, Letters from an Australian Army Nurse, 1915-1917

by Pat Richardson & Anne Skinner Gumleaf Press (April 11, 2017)

Edith Florence “Queenie” Avenell was twenty-five years old when she enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service the day after the Australian and New Zealand forces stormed the beaches of Turkey on that...

Letters to My Grandchildren

by David Suzuki Greystone Books (May 18, 2015)

In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren...

A Journal to Stella

by Jonathan Swift Dover Publications (September 20, 2017)

Best remembered as the author of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift was a Dublin native whose political pamphleteering led to a London-based position as editor of a conservative periodical. This journal, written...

Letters of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired...

Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.

My Autobiography: "Chapters" from the North American Review

by Mark Twain Dover Publications (June 05, 2012)

Famed American author's plain-spoken words recall his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, life as a riverboat pilot, as a young adult in rough Nevada mining towns, years spent as a widely renowned author, more.

De Profundis

by Oscar Wilde Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

While imprisoned, Wilde wrote this long letter of recrimination to his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. It offers fascinating insights into Wilde's life in prison and the background and psychology of a notorious...

From the Monastery to the World

by Ernesto Cardenal, Thomas Merton, Jessie Sandoval & Robert Hass Counterpoint (September 15, 2017)

Merton has written more than 70 books on spirituality, social justice, and pacifism

Cardenal has been described as one of the most important poets in Latin America

In 2005, Cardenal was nominated for the Nobel...

Jay to Bee: Janet Frame's Letters to William Theophilus Brown

by Janet Frame & Denis Harold Counterpoint (May 01, 2016)

In 1951, just days before her scheduled lobotomy after years in a mental hospital, New Zealand author Janet Frame’s first collection of short stories unexpectedly won the Hubert Church Memorial Award, one...

Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth Counterpoint (May 13, 2014)

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....

Lost Son: Hermann Broch's Letters to His Son, 1925-1928

by Hermann Broch Counterpoint (December 01, 2012)

By any measure, Hermann Broch was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Author of The Sleepwalkers and The Spell, he stands, together with James Joyce and Marcel Proust, at the pinnacle of literary...

Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

by Robert Phelps, James Salter, John McIntyre & Michael Dirda Counterpoint (June 21, 2010)

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer...

Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet

by Christian Wiman Copper Canyon Press (June 14, 2013)

An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.

To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

by Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe & Mike Grimshaw Columbia University Press (April 16, 2013)

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, law professor—and...

The Letters of Sylvia Beach

by Sylvia Beach, Keri Walsh & Noel Riley Fitch Columbia University Press (April 15, 2010)

Founder of the Left Bank bookstore Shakespeare and Company and the first publisher of James Joyce's Ulysses, Sylvia Beach had a legendary facility for nurturing literary talent. In this first collection of her...


by Roland Barthes & Jody Gladding Columbia University Press (February 13, 2018)

Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence, from his adolescence in the 1930s through the height of his career and up to the last years...

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters

by Bayard Rustin, Michael G. Long & Julian Bond City Lights Publishers (March 20, 2012)

Bayard Rustin's life story told in his own words through his intimate correspondence, published on the centennial of his birth.

Stonypath Days: Letters between Ian Hamilton Finlay and Stephen Bann 1970-72

by Ian Hamilton Finlay & Stephen Bann Wilmington Square Books (September 26, 2016)

Second volume of letters of the most significant Scottish artist of the late 20th century-- companion volume to Midway (2014).

A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)

by Percival Everett & James Kincaid Akashic Books (December 20, 2013)

Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.

The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 2

by Sylvia Plath Harper (November 06, 2018)

"A scintillating and poignant autobiography in letters. . . . Her letters blaze with fresh and stunning revelations, with more to come."—Booklist on The Letters of Sylvia Plath Vol 1

One of Kirkus’s best...

An Ottoman Traveller

by Robert Dankoff Eland Publishing (October 18, 2011)

Evliya Çelebi is the greatest travel writer of the Ottoman Empire. Born in Istanbul in 1611, he started travelling in 1640 and continued for over forty years, stopping eventually in Cairo where he died in about...

Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti Grand Central Publishing (March 27, 2018)

A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...

Nobody's Business

by Ernie O'Malley, Cormac O'Malley & Roisin Kennedy The Lilliput Press (October 10, 2017)

Nobody's Business: The Aran Diaries of Ernie O'Malley presents new insights into the contradictions and complexities of the mind of Ernie O'Malley, one of mid-twentieth century Ireland's foremost cultural critics....

Maria Edgeworth's Letters from Ireland

by Maria Edgeworth & Valerie Pakenham The Lilliput Press (November 11, 2017)

Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), one of the most celebrated authors of her day both in Ireland and England, is best known for her novels 'Castle Rackrent' (1800) and 'The Absentee' (1812). A contemporary of Jane...

The Correspondence of John Cotton

by Sargent Bush Jr. Omohundro Institute and University of North Caroli (January 15, 2017)

John Cotton (1584-1652) was a key figure in the English Puritan movement in the first half of the seventeenth century, a respected leader among his generation of emigrants from England to New England.

This volume...

Beyond Love and Loyalty

by Thomas Wolfe The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Letters--mostly of the nuts-and-bolts, practical variety--between Thomas Wolfe and his literary agent, Elizabeth Nowell. Nowell served as Wolfe's editor for many of his short stories, paring them down to make...

Down and Out in the Great Depression

by Robert S. Mcelvaine The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

Down and Out in the Great Depression is a moving, revealing collection of letters by the forgotten men, women, and children who suffered through one of the greatest periods of hardship in American history. Sifting...

A Soldier's General

by John C. Oeffinger The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

During his service in the Confederate army, Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served under and alongside such famous officers as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood....

The Bravest of the Brave

by George G. Kundahl The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2010)

Born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, Stephen Dodson Ramseur rose meteorically through the military ranks. Graduating from West Point in 1860, he joined the Confederate army as a captain. By the time...

No Chariot Let Down

by Michael P Johnson & James L. Roark The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2016)

These thirty-four letters, written by members of the William Ellison family, comprise the only sustained correspondence by a free Afro-American family in the late antebellum South. Born a slave, Ellison was...

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt

by Robert Cohen The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

Impoverished young Americans had no greater champion during the Depression than Eleanor Roosevelt. As First Lady, Mrs. Roosevelt used her newspaper columns and radio broadcasts to crusade for expanded federal...

A Southern Life

by Laurence G. Avery The University of North Carolina Press (February 15, 2017)

This exceptional collection provides new insight into the life of North Carolina writer and activist Paul Green (1894-1981), the first southern playwright to attract international acclaim for his socially conscious...

The Times Great Letters: A century of notable correspondence

by James Owen Times Books (October 05, 2017)

The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers,...

God's Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria

by Ji Li University of Washington Press (August 01, 2015)

God's Little Daughters examines a set of letters written by Chinese Catholic women from a small village in Manchuria to their French missionary, "Father Lin," or Dominique Maurice Pourqui�, who in 1870 had...

Selected Letters of A. M. A. Blanchet: Bishop of Walla Walla and Nesqualy (1846-1879)

by Roberta Stringham Brown & Patricia O’Connell Killen University of Washington Press (September 29, 2013)

In 1846, French Canadian-born A. M. A. Blanchet was named the first Catholic bishop of Walla Walla in the area soon to become Washington Territory. He arrived at Fort Walla Walla in late September 1847, part...

Luso-Brazilian Encounters of the Sixteenth Century

by Alessandro Zir Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (July 16, 2011)

As it happens with other early-Modern corpora, the descriptive texts from sixteenth-century encounters of the Portuguese colonizers in Brazil are well-known for their strangeness. In them we find references...

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

by Vincent Van Gogh Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Though completely unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most recognizable names in the art world today. Though it would make sense that Van Gogh's life would be greatly...