True to the Letter

True to the Letter

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True to the Letter: 800 Years of Remarkable Correspondence, Documents, and Autographs

This uniquely diverse and extraordinary collection of private letters, signed photographs, sketches and working drafts plunges the reader into the private world of some of the most noteworthy people in western history and culture. The book uncovers many intriguing details and beguiling anecdotes: a letter in which Gandhi predicts his assassination; a love letter from Trotsky to his mistress Frida Kahlo; testimonies of celebrated love stories, such as those between Georges Sand and Chopin, or Evita and Juan Peron; a note from JFK's accountant gently querying his expenditure...Superbly illustrated and packed with information published here for the very first time, this book will appeal not only to the well-versed collector but also to well informed readers everywhere, who are sure to be captivated by the stories the documents relate.

About the Author

Pedro Corrêa do Lago is President of the National Library of Brazil and the representative of Sotheby's in São Paulo. He has published eight books on the history and art of Brazil.


  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050051206X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500512067
  • Paperback: 280 pages