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In Their Own Words 2 By The National Archives

In Their Own Words 2 by The National Archives

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In Their Own Words 2 Summary

In Their Own Words 2: More letters from history by The National Archives

Letters, postcards, notes and telegraphs from the great and the good, the notorious and the downright wicked, shine a spotlight on a range of historical events and movements providing an immediate link to the immediate and much more distant past. The book includes letters from: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lucien Freud, Barbara Hepworth, Nelson Mandela, Caitlin Thomas, Mary Whitehouse, Gandhi, George Washington among many others. Subjects covered include suffragette disturbances, obscene publications, relations between international leaders, child emigration including the Kindertransport. The book features 55 letters, each with a 600-word essay, and a 3000 word introduction. There are 150 images in the book: 55 of the letters themselves, and a further 95 supplementary images.

In Their Own Words 2 Reviews

In Their Own Words 1: The reader is guaranteed a different and compelling story every time, making this book something to treasure. It's like holding a piece of history in your hands. * All About History magazine *
In Their Own Words 1: All human life is here. Penned by the ordinary to the extraordinary, each letter reveals a hidden story. These compelling snapshots in time tell us how we became the nation we are today. * Family Tree magazine *
In Their Own Words 1: This brilliant selection gives an intimate glimpse of key moments in history - from a widowed medieval queen negotiating remarriage to Karl Marx requesting British citizenship. * The Lady *
In Their Own Words 1: Fascinating. * The Sunday Times *

About The National Archives

This title is authored by a group of specialist archivists at The National Archives, each of whom has a particular area of expertise in a different aspect of the past.

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In Their Own Words 2: More letters from history by The National Archives
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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