To the Letter

To the Letter

A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing

Book - 2014
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The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. Few things are as exciting—and potentially life-changing—as discovering an old letter. And while etiquette books still extol the practice, letter writing seems to be disappearing amid a flurry of e-mails, texting, and tweeting. The recent decline in letter writing marks a cultural shift so vast that in the future historians may divide time not between BC and AD but between the eras when people wrote letters and when they did not. So New York Times bestselling author Simon Garfield asks: Can anything be done to revive a practice that has dictated and tracked the progress of civilization for more than five hundred years?
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781592408825
Branch Call Number: 808.6 Garf
Characteristics: 464 p. : ill


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ser_library Jan 05, 2014

history, how to through history and examples of ww2 love letters make To the Letter a quick and enjoyable read. The sections on the post office are not too dull.


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