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Letters to Change the World
Letters to Change the World

Letters to Change the World

From Emmeline Pankhurst to Martin Luther King



256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: March 2022

ISBN 9781529109948

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Mar 2022)
Ebury Press

Price: $19.95


A powerful collection of more than 60 of the most politically and socially inspiring letters that have changed the world and the way we see it We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed' Martin Luther King In an era where our liberties are often under threat, Letters to Change the World sends reminders from history that standing up for - and voicing - our personal and political beliefs is not merely a human right but our duty, if we want to make change happen. Featuring Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, George Orwell's warning against totalitarianism, Martin Luther King's "Letters from a Birmingham Jail," Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on peace, Nelson Mandela's consoling his children from prison, Time's Up condemning abuses of power, and much more, this collection will inspire you to stand up and speak up - now, for what really matters.


"At a time of great political uncertainty and indeed when letter writing is almost a forgotten art, the collection demonstrates the vital and enduring importance of speaking truth to power." --Guardian

Author Biography

Travis Elborough, described as 'one of Britain's finest pop culture historians' by the Guardian, has been a freelance writer, author, broadcaster, and cultural commentator for nearly two decades. His books include The Bus We Loved, London Bridge in America, and A Walk in the Park. Our History of the 20th Century: As Told in Diaries, Journals and Letters.