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By Dorie McCullough Lawson

[b]An elegantly designed, superbly composed quantity of private letters from recognized American women and men that celebrates the yank adventure and illuminates the wealthy heritage of a few of America’s such a lot storied families.
Posterity is instantaneously an epistolary chronicle of the United States and a desirable glimpse into the hearts and minds of a few of history’s so much favourite figures. Spanning greater than 3 centuries, those letters include enduring classes in lifestyles and love, personality and compassion that would shock and enlighten.

incorporated listed here are letters from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, caution her of the evils of debt; normal Patton on D-Day to his son, a cadet at West aspect, approximately what it potential to be an excellent soldier; W.E.B. DuBois to his daughter approximately personality underneath the colour of epidermis; Oscar Hammerstein approximately why, finally his good fortune, he doesn’t cease operating; Woody Guthrie from a brand new Jersey asylum to nine-year-old Arlo approximately common human frailty; sixty-five-year-old Laura Ingalls Wilder’s teach of considered her pioneer youth; Eleanor Roosevelt chastising her grown son for his Christmas plans; and Groucho Marx as a puppy to his twenty-five-year-old son.

With letters that span greater than 3 centuries of yank background, Posterity is an interesting glimpse into the concepts, knowledge, and relatives lives of these whose public accomplishments have touched us all. listed here are popular american citizens of their personal phrases and of their personal instances, noticeable as they have been noticeable via their kids. listed here are our nice american citizens as moms and fathers.

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