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Worth dying for : the power and politics of flags

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2016. ©2016
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AWhen you see your nation's flag fluttering in the breeze, what do you feel? For thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and dreams. We wave them. Burn them. March under their colours. And still, in the 21st century, we die for them. Flags fly at the UN, on the Arab street, from front porches in Texas. They represent the politics of high power as well as the politics of the mob. From the renewed sense of  Read more...
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Marshall, Tim, 1959-
Worth dying for.
London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2016
(DLC) 2016497672
(OCoLC)958600038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Marshall
ISBN: 9781783962822 1783962828
OCLC Number: 958454627
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The stars and stripes --
The union and the jack --
The cross and the crusades --
Colours of Arabia --
Flags of fear --
East of eden --
Flags of freedom --
Flags of revolution --
The good, the bad and the ugly.
Responsibility: Tim Marshall.

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"Full of sharp analysis and a very entertaining read" --Andrew Neil; "A fascinating tour of the world's ensigns, their histories and meanings ... a sobering lesson in just how silly we human beings Read more...

 
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