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Viewing Entry - In their own words (E15240)
by The National Archives

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Playing time for epub/audio formats : 7 hours 24 minutes


Overview

TitleIn their own words : letters from history
Author / Responsible partyThe National Archives
CollectionNonfiction
GenreHistory, Autobiography.
TopicsHistory, Autobiography. Letters. Great Britain -- Archival resources.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2020

Summary

Featuring: Jack the Ripper, Karl Marx, Nelson Mandela, Idi Amin and many more. The way we communicate has changed. Today, many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive, The National Archives at Kew, this collection of letters, postcards and telegraphs will shine a spotlight on a range of significant historical moments and occurrences, recapturing a lost world in which correspondence was king. The book includes letters from: Karl Marx, requesting UK citizenship, an anonymous writer purporting to be Jack the Ripper, Josef Kramer, the commandant of Bergen Belsen, from Winston Churchill to President Roosevelt requesting US support against Hitler, Clement Atlee to Harry S Truman following Hiroshima, the spies Burgess and Maclean, as well as the 'real Charlotte Gray' spy, Christine Granville, amongst others.

Additional Information

descriptiondata
System control numberE15240
Original Print PublisherLondon : Conway, 2016.
Narrator NameRead by a full cast; Indira Varma, Daniel Mays, David Haig, Arthur Smith, Miriam Margolyes, Robert Bathurst.
Participant or performer noteRead by a full cast; Indira Varma, Daniel Mays, David Haig, Arthur Smith, Miriam Margolyes, Robert Bathurst.
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators