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A history of America in thirty-six postage stamps / Chris West.

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  • ISBN: 9781250043689 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1250043689 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: xii, 336 pages ; illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014.

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Contents:
Liberty, property, and no stamps! -- The British are going -- We, the people... -- Emperor of liberty -- Born for a storm -- Manifest destiny -- The rebel yell -- Forever free -- Iron horse, wild west -- Reconstruction -- Number one -- Dance of the ghosts -- Painted lilies -- Bully for TR! -- Making the world safe for democracy -- Golden beginnings -- Roar! -- Brother, can you spare a dime? -- New deal, new day -- Sulphur island -- Toward disunited nations -- Rocking and rolling -- Cold war -- Murder in Camelot -- Dreams and nightmares -- The longest war -- The discovery of Earth -- New revolutions -- Stumbling through the '70s -- Mr. Reagan goes to Washington -- A new world order? -- Boom! -- The valley of heart's delight -- Under attack -- The China syndrome -- Bowling alone.
Summary, etc.:
"DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY. In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's own rich philatelic history. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's soaring biplane, American stamps are a vivid window into our country's extraordinary and distinctive past. With the always accessible and spirited West as your guide, discover the remarkable breadth of America's short history through a fresh lens. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history. "-- Provided by publisher.
"In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West (author of A History of Britain in Thirty-six Postage Stamps) makes the leap across the Atlantic to take on America's own rich philatelic history. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier, to Lindbergh's soaring biplane, American stamps are a vivid window into our country's extraordinary and distinctive past. With the always accessible and spirited West as your guide, discover the remarkable breadth of America's short history through a fresh lens. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history. - With deckle edge and full-color reproductions throughout - For fans of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey - A perfect gift for patriots, philatelists, and armchair historians"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > On postage stamps.
United States > History.
Postage stamps > United States > History.
HISTORY / United States / General.
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Stamps.
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