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  • Published: 15 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529109948
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Letters to Change the World

From Pankhurst to Orwell




A powerful collection of some 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, Jr.

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, 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.

'Remarkable, timely ... At a time of political uncertainty, the collection demonstrates the importance of speaking truth to power' Guardian

  • Published: 15 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9781529109948
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Travis Elborough

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 was published in 2017.

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Praise for Letters to Change the World

Visionaries, idealists and ordinary citizens speak out in this remarkable, timely anthology... At a time of political uncertainty, the collection demonstrates the importance of speaking truth to power.

PD Smith, Guardian

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