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Product Details

  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440496021
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440496028
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John C. Kirkland is an attorney, author and adventurer. He earned his bachelors degree from Columbia University in the City of New York and his legal degree from UCLA. Practicing corporate securities law in Beverly Hills, California, he travels the world seeking adventure from being fed fugu by a geisha in Tokyo, to knife hunting for wild boar on Haleakala. He has driven a dog sled across the Arctic Ocean, dived with sea turtles in the Mediterranean Sea, and pulled a Nile crocodile from the Gombe River, but mostly he just sits around in his hot tub drinking Chateau Margaux.

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It looks to me like the book that Carrie reads in bed.
Lisa Connelly
I think it's too much to even dream that men of today could even understand this kind of love, let alone write about it.
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I would recommend this book to people who love reading about the past.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Connelly on August 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
I have seen the "Sex and the City" movie several times. This book has all the love letters that Carrie and Big read each other in the movie. It looks to me like the book that Carrie reads in bed. Maybe the book was just inspired by the movie, which came out the same day. Either way, this book is very beautiful and romantic.

I especially enjoyed learning the details of each writer's life. It's amazing how passionate some of our greatest leaders really were. I also love the illustrations, which make me feel like I'm going back in time.

My favorite letter was from John Keats, who (I learned from reading the book) died from consumption at the tender age of 26. While separated from his true love in his dying days, he wrote:

"You could not step or move an eyelid but it would shoot to my heart--I am greedy of you--Do not think of any thing but me. Do not live as if I was not existing--Do not forget me--But have I any right to say you forget me? Perhaps you think of me all day.

"Have I any right to wish you to be unhappy for me? You would forgive me for wishing it, if you knew the extreme passion I have that you should love me--and for you to love me as I do you, you must think of no one but me, much less write that sentence. Yesterday and this morning I have been haunted with a sweet vision--

"I have seen you the whole time in your shepherdess dress. How my senses have ached at it! How my heart has been devoted to it! How my eyes have been full of tears at it! Indeed I think a real Love is enough to occupy the widest heart--Your going to town alone, when I heard of it was a shock to me--yet I expected it--promise me you will not for some time, till I get better. Promise me this and fill the paper full of the most endearing names."

Amazing, heartbreaking, wonderful! Have to stop now, and go read it again
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33 of 42 people found the following review helpful By SWodehouse on June 2, 2011
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I have so far had 3 different editions of Love Letters of Great Men, this being the second and possibly the worst. It appears to be the most popular which is why I bought it but I can't understand why so many people would put up with something which is obviously rushed and clumsily put together. Just look at the contents for a start - why are some names only listed with a surname - Shelley, Goethe, Kafka etc and others have their full names - George Bernard Shaw? The Index is even worse with some authors listed by their first name! And why don't the contents match up with what is actually in the book?! And the spelling, don't even get me started - it's Edgar Allan Poe not Edgar Allen Poe! It's shambolic. Didn't anyone even do a basic proofread before sending it to the printers? And what's with the Vincent van Gogh letter being in there? The only existing letter was written to his brother after he had just been rejected by his cousin. This is the entire thing:
Life has become very dear to me, and I am very glad that I love. My life and my love are one. "But you are faced with a `no, never never'" is your reply. My answer to that is, "Old boy, for the present I look upon that `no, never never' as a block of ice which I press to my heart to thaw."
This is not a love letter! If it is then also in this book should be all of the magnificent letters which great men have written to their friends, friends of their loved ones, the family of their loved ones, their own family members, future mothers and fathers-in-law, letters asking for permission to marry their love, letters expressing their love not to the person they actually love but to other people! And Lewis Carroll? Ewww all of those letters were written to children!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ann on July 30, 2010
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A wonderful, wonderful book. An insight into great mens' hearts. Letter writing a fine lost art in todays life. So fantastic to see the vulnerable hearts of men in love. I recommend that men buy this book for their partners and write a love letter of their own to go with it. You will be embraced like never before.

Ann
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jon G. on September 15, 2008
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Great Book. Well written. History fans will enjoy this book as well. Can't wait until volume 2 is written.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Neil E. Cluck on October 29, 2008
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I absolutely loved this book. I found it difficult to put down. It was so nice to have the short biography at the end of each love letter so that you could know something about the man who wrote it. It was also nice to know more about the role the woman he was writing to played in his life. There were so many beautiful words written in those letters. I'm glad the rest of us can get a glimpse of such passionate relationships.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Audience on November 21, 2012
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While reading this book I knew it would come to life so much more if it were an audiobook, so I published it. Check out the free audio sample and you see what I mean.

James Tonn, Executive Producer, Podium Publishing
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Pelc on May 7, 2009
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I was very excited to get this book. However if you look at the table of contents the pages don't match to where selections really are within the book. But other than that...good.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Derise S. Stovall on December 1, 2008
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It is interesting to know and understand the concept of great writings enduring the years. This writing has done just that, extremely enjoyable and informative of writers from the past incomparison to the present.
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