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Flag: An American Biography

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The nation turns to it as an emotional, political, and patriotic symbol in good times and bad. Americans fly it everywhere we live and everywhere we go, from front porches in Florida to pickup trucks in Alaska. We display the red-white-and-blue American flag at festive events to celebrate and, at times of national tragedy, to grieve and show our resolve. We wrap ourselves ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published June 1st 2005)
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Alex T.
Jul 13, 2016 Alex T. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I readily admit that one of the great failings of my public school education is that I have little knowledge of what happened in United States history after the Reconstruction that took place after the Civil War. But I've also realised that my knowledge of what happened during the first eight decades or so of this nation's history is pretty sketchy.

I first learned about "Flag" in an article that sought to debunk the Betsy Ross myth. I was intrigued and put it on an Amazon wish list as a book I
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Nov 08, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book should be required reading material for every American. This is THE quintessential book on the American flag. It is very well written and informative beyond measure.
Edward
Jul 17, 2015 Edward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding march through American history from the flag's lofty vantage point.
Sharon Edelmann
Interesting history, but I had a bit of a hard time getting through it...
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Historian and journalist Marc Leepson is the author of nine books, including Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler (Stackpole, 2017); What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life (Palgrave, 2014); Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General, a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette (Palgrave, 2011); Desperate Engagement, the story ...more
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