This New York Times bestseller offers a unique glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. All 125 entries include a transcript of the letter; a short introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and artwork, Letters of Note is a visual treat. In this paperback edition, new readers will find delight and surprise with every page turn.