Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Five notable books on American flags

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on American flags:
Flag: An American Biography
by Marc Leepson

From the Continental Colors to the current thirteen-stripe, fifty-star iteration (first flown on July 4, 1960), Leepson traces the geneaology of the flag of the United States of America and the powerful emotions it stirs. Originally used as a military insignia, the flag became a powerful emblem of Union solidarity during the Civil War, and in the era after World War II rose to represent the dreams of generations of immigrant Americans. Leepson introduces a host of historic figures including Francis Scott Key and U.S. Navy Capt. Samuel Driver, who coined the phrase "Old Glory".
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue