Thursday, September 24, 2009

The fine art of correspondence:
Jackie Robinson, the Kingsmen, Hunter S. Thompson.

The blog Letters of Note takes a closer look at correspondence we should know more about. Here are a few examples:
  • A moving letter from baseball great Jackie Robinson to President Eisenhower: "17 million Negroes cannot wait for the hearts of men to change."
  • Letter from W. J. Howard, assistant to the secretary of defense, listing four incidents where nuclear weapons went, um, missing
  • A letter illustrating why the FBI investigated the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie"

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