A cache of revealing letters written by and about key players in some of history's most important, notorious and secret events. From great documents of state to hastily scribbled notes, telegrams and memos this collection of both official and personal documents shines a unique spotlight on a range of significant historical moments and occurrences, recapturing a lost world before email in which written correspondence was king.
Companions, comrades, lovers Espionage and deception Allies, diplomacy and foreign relations Protest, revolution and rebellion Scandals, loopholes and murder Cultural, technological change.
"Featuring: Jack the Ripper, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, Idi Amin and more"--Cover. Includes index.