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Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman. The acclaimed bestselling collection of more than 200 fascinating letters spanning 350 years of American history and culture—many offering eyewitness accounts of political and social upheaval while reminding us of the horrors of war. Written by men and women from all walks of life-including George Washington, John Adams; Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Jones, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Amelia Earhart, Gertrude Stein, and Richard Nixon-these unforgettable voices offer a poignant portrait of humanity.