Star-Spangled Banner

Star-Spangled Banner

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Born at the dawn of a new nation, the American flag is our country's most enduring symbol. Star-Spangled Banner is a beautifully illustrated celebration of our flag and all it represents. The star-spangled banner embodies all the opportunities, freedoms, and principles upon which the United States was founded. In the wake of the tragic events of September 11, Americans have found comfort, a renewed spirit of community, and a shared sense of pride through wearing, displaying, and carrying the flag. Every wave of the flag is a pulse of history, writes Margaret Sedeen in Star-Spangled Banner, and now, more than ever, her words ring true. This fascinating book explores, in words and images, the role our flag has played through America's tragedies and triumphs, from the burning of the White House in 1812 to the planting of the flag on the moon. Divided into chapters that examine the evolution of the stars and stripes in the contexts of war and diplomacy, exploration, and daily life, and featuring hundreds of compelling photographs -- including images taken in the days following the attack of September 11 -- Star-Spangled Banner dramatically reveals the story of our nation, woven into a simple piece of cloth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 242.3 x 285 x 21.6mm | 1,211.1g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0792282531
  • 9780792282532

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