Written in History by Simon Sebag Montefiore is a Sunday Times bestseller
The paperback edition of WRITTEN IN HISTORY by Simon Sebag Montefiore is on the Sunday Times bestseller list in the category General paperback. The book was first published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in October 2018. The paperback edition was published on 1st October 2019 and it includes new material.
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About the book:
WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, Suleiman the Magnificent and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances – from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death. In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now – and illuminate tomorrow.
On 1st October 2019 Weidenfeld & Nicolson published also the first edition of VOICES OF HISTORY: in this book Simon Sebag Montefiore celebrates the great speeches of world history and cultural life, from Churchill and Elizabeth I to Stalin and Genghis Khan, and from Michelle Obama and Cleopatra to Bob Dylan, Nehru and Muhammad Ali.