Title Why The Turkey Didn't Fly: The Surprising Stories Behind The Eagle, The Flag, Uncle Sam, And Other Images Of America.
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Publisher University Press of New England, Hanover: 2013.
Seller ID 79024X1
The stories behind some of America's favorite iconic images. Why did the eagle become our national symbol (even though Ben Franklin preferred the turkey?) How did Gilbert Stuart's image of George Washington end up on the dollar bill? Did Betsy Ross really have anyting to do with the Stars and Stripes? Here are the stories behind America's most enduring images. Paul Aaron is director of publications for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. "With wit and intelligence Paul Aron untangles the mystery of masonic images on the dollar, traces the lineage of or flag's design, and debunks Uncle Sam. Why The Turkey Didn't Fly is a fun book for anyone who loves Americana." - Joel Richard Paul, author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
(Key Words: Symbols, Paul Aaron, United States History, American History, Americana).