Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children An Elegantly Designed, Beautifully Composed Volume Of Personal Letters From Famous American Men And Women That Celebrates The American Experience And Illuminates The Rich History Of Some Of America S Most Storied Families Posterity Is At Once An Epistolary Chronicle Of America And A Fascinating Glimpse Into The Hearts And Minds Of Some Of History S Most Admired Figures Spanning Than Three Centuries, These Letters Contain Enduring Lessons In Life And Love, Character And Compassion That Will Surprise And Enlighten Included Here Are Letters From Thomas Jefferson To His Daughter, Warning Her Of The Evils Of Debt General Patton On D Day To His Son, A Cadet At West Point, About What It Means To Be A Good Soldier WEB DuBois To His Daughter About Character Beneath The Color Of Skin Oscar Hammerstein About Why, After All His Success, He Doesn T Stop Working Woody Guthrie From A New Jersey Asylum To Nine Year Old Arlo About Universal Human Frailty Sixty Five Year Old Laura Ingalls Wilder S Train Of Thought About Her Pioneer Childhood Eleanor Roosevelt Chastising Her Grown Son For His Christmas Plans And Groucho Marx As A Dog To His Twenty Five Year Old Son With Letters That Span Than Three Centuries Of American History, Posterity Is A Fascinating Glimpse Into The Thoughts, Wisdom, And Family Lives Of Those Whose Public Accomplishments Have Touched Us All Here Are Renowned Americans In Their Own Words And In Their Own Times, Seen As They Were Seen By Their Children Here Are Our Great Americans As Mothers And Fathers

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  • Hardcover
  • 316 pages
  • Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
  • Dorie McCullough Lawson
  • English
  • 14 September 2017
  • 9780385503303

10 thoughts on “Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

  1. says:

    What a moving book I loved reading the honest voices of these great men and women sharing their love, advice, faith, and humor, then signing so sweetly, With Tenderest Affection, Daddy or mommy The letters weren t all sweet, however, many also were harsh reprimands I enjoyed the introduction bios just as much as the letters It was interesting to find out about their accomplishments along with their personal lives and the circumstances surrounding the letters My complaint is that the letters were not all great Some were so profound and packed with treasures of wisdom Others were interesting as you got a glimpse into their lives or were written with so much love that it would have moved me to tears if I were the crying type But there was also a fairly big chunk that made me wonder why they were selected for this book My very favorite letters were Alfred Thayer Mahan 1890 on the fruits of loveSherwood Anderson 1926 with adviceN.C Wyeth 1944 on generous minds, and so good, this is probably my favoriteCarl Sandburg 1921 short, love filled letter written to his ten year old daughter in a sanatoriumAbigail Adams 1780 on the blessings of trialsW.E.B Du Bois 1914 with adviceBarbara Bush 1993 with advice

  2. says:

    I accidentally deleted this book from my list What This is the perfect book for a person with the desire to start reading biographies It is organized by subject which is nice because the letters needn t be read in order Also, it isn t filled with the minutia which can be intimidating to some readers Each letter is preceded by a brief history about the person writing and the person receiving the letter the history also provides a backdrop to the letter and offers the reader a glimpse as to why it was written The subjects included in the book range from topics like money management, family and love I m so glad I was introduced to this great book.

  3. says:

    Another Book Club book I love David McCullough so I was excited to read something by his daughter It took me a little while to get into reading a book in letter format and I did find a few of the letters to be a little boring but on the whole, I loved it The letters range from funny, to ironic Thomas Jefferson lecturing his daughter on the evils of debt to touching and tragic A great book.

  4. says:

    Great mix of past and recent historical figures Some very surprising insights to people you think you knew.

  5. says:

    Loved this book George HW Bush has the best letter near the end Shows the value of letters and the relationships between great and their children.

  6. says:

    This is such a great collection of letters I love writing and receiving letters and believe that it is becoming a lost art This book demonstrates why it shouldn t.

  7. says:

    An intriguing peak into the lives of people who had great impact on American culture I find it interesting that many of these writers are imploring their own children to listen to their advice which is so easily followed in their positions of power or influence My favorite letters are by George and Barbara Bush and Eddie Rickenbacker.

  8. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of letters from great Americans to their children It is filled with interesting historical information, as well as wonderful insights This book is best enjoyed in small doses so that the reader can enjoy each of the letters.

  9. says:

    This book was all right I wish that I could have read a little about who some of these people are It was also sad to read some of these letters My favorite letter was the one that Barbara Bush wrote to her kids I m glad that this book ended with that one.

  10. says:

    Nuggets of wisdom and interesting factoids from history.

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