The creator of the enormously popular blog LettersOfNote.com, Shaun Usher presents hilarious, poignant, unexpected, and very personal communications from real people—both famous and unknown—on topics that touch us deeply. Some 30 letters appear in each volume, in a gift worthy paperback format with foil embellished covers and deckle edged pages. "Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of various tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure."—The New Yorker
In these letters, a black corporal beseeches President Lincoln to see that his regiment receives proper payment for performing their duties, and Evelyn Waugh relates the hijinks when his brigade tried to blow up an old tree stump for a local nobleman. Mohandas Gandhi implores Adolf Hitler to turn back the tides of World War II, while a Gold Star mother leaves a heartbroken letter for her son by the Vietnam Memorial Wall.