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A fascinating look at personal correspondence throughout history:

Dear America: letters home from Vietnam by edited by Bernard Edelman for The New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission; [with a new introduction by Senator John McCain; foreword by William Broyles, Jr.]

The 50 greatest love letters of all time by [selected] by David H. Lowenherz

Letters of the century: America, 1900-1999 by edited by Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler

Mary Todd Lincoln: her life and letters by [by] Justin G. Turner [and] Linda Lovitt Turner. With an introd. by Fawn M. Brodie

Letters from Black America by edited by Pamela Newkirk

Letters to Jackie: condolences from a grieving nation by [selected by] Ellen Fitzpatrick

As always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: food, friendship, and the making of a masterpiece by selected and edited by Joan Reardon

Winston and Clementine: the personal letters of the Churchills by edited by their daughter Mary Soames

War letters: extraordinary correspondence from American wars by edited by Andrew Carroll; foreword by Douglas Brinkley

Searching for Anne Frank: letters from Amsterdam to Iowa by Susan Goldman Rubin in association with the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Museum of Tolerance Library and Archives

Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: letters to Eleanor Roosevelt through depression and war by edited by Cathy D. Knepper

Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville; edited, translated, and with an introduction by Frederick Brown

My dearest friend: letters of Abigail and John Adams by edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor

Dear Scott, dearest Zelda: the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by edited by Jackson R. Bryer and Cathy W. Barks; with an introduction by their granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan

Life beyond measure: letters to my great-granddaughter by Sidney Poitier

We're in this war too: World War II letters from American women in uniform by [edited by] Judy Barrett Litoff, David C. Smith

Hard marching every day: the Civil War letters of private Wilbur Fisk, 1861-1865 by foreword by Reid Mitchell; edited by Emil and Ruth Rosenblatt

Letters from a lost generation: the First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends, Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow by edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge

Detroit and the "Good War": the World War II letters of Mayor Edward Jeffries and friends by Dominic J. Capeci, Jr., editor

Beloved prophet: the love letters of Kahlil Gibran and Mary Haskell and her private journal by edited and arranged by Virginia Hilu

The letters of Vincent van Gogh by selected and edited by Ronald de Leeuw; translated by Arnold Pomerans