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Shaun Usher
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Lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Dear One
Published in 1962, Silent Spring was a pioneering book that alerted the public to the devastating harm being caused by fertilisers and pesticides—a hugely important exposé which, according to many, triggered the modern environmental movement. In 1960, as sh...
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Dear Little Daughter
W.E.B. DuBois was a man of many achievements. In 1895, he became the first African American to earn a Ph.D at Harvard; he co-founded, in 1909, the  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; his influential 1903 book on race, The Souls of ...
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The US, Lists, and LETTERS LIVE
Dear All, A few important things: 1. The US edition of the Letters of Note book will be published, at long last, on May 6th by Chronicle Books. I received an advance copy yesterday—see photo above—and I can tell you, it's stunning. More pictures and details...
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We will be millionaires before long
In 1914, Charlie Chaplin was on the cusp of superstardom. In February, he made his big-screen debut in Making a Living ; two months later, his directorial debut, Twenty Minutes of Love , was also released. That year alone, he starred in 36 films for Keyston...
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The Lists of Note Book
Dear All, With your help, the  Letters of Note book is soon to have a sister called Lists of Note— something I've been itching to bring to life for almost as long as Letters of Note has been an obsession, and which I have been busy researching for two years...
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My heart almost stood still
On the evening of February 1st, 1924, the  New York Symphony Orchestra  played Beethoven's Ninth Symphony  at Carnegie Hall in New York, conducted by Walter Damrosch . Thankfully for those who couldn't attend, the performance was broadcast live on the radio...
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Must we hate them?
In April of 1937, Jamaican-born mechanic Canute Frankson left his home in Detroit and travelled to Europe to join the Abraham Lincoln Brigade , a group of approximately 2,800 American volunteers who were keen to offer support in the fight against  Franco  a...
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Ladies & Gentlemen of A.D. 2088
Back in 1988, as part of an ad campaign to be printed in Time magazine,  Volkswagen approached a number of notable thinkers and asked them to write a letter to the future—some words of advice to those living in 2088, to be precise. Many agreed, including no...
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We will be millionaires before long
In 1914, Charlie Chaplin was on the cusp of superstardom. In February, he made his big-screen debut in Making a Living ; two months later, his directorial debut, Twenty Minutes of Love , was also released. That year alone, he starred in 36 films for Keyston...
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Oh God for one more breath
On the morning of May 19th, 1902, a huge explosion ripped through Fraterville Coal Mine in Tennessee, its devastating power instantly killing most of the 216 miners who were below ground. For the 26 who survived the initial blast, a side passage of the mine...
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Have him in circles
1,586 people
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Occupation
Writer.
Skills
Leaving things to the very last minute.
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  • Myself
    Writer, present
    I write about things like letters.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
August 4, 1978
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Meh.
Introduction
I run Letters of Note. 
Bragging rights
I have a lovely wife and two young children — also lovely.
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Currently
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Previously
Chorlton, Manchester