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Why the Turkey Didn't Fly: The Surprising Stories Behind the Eagle, the Flag, Uncle Sam, and Other Images of America (Paperback)
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Why the Turkey Didn't Fly: The Surprising Stories Behind the Eagle, the Flag, Uncle Sam, and Other Images of America (Paperback)

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Paperback 94 Pages / Published: 05/09/2013
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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 anything to do with the Stars and Stripes? Here are the stories behind America's most enduring images.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781611684940
Number of pages: 94
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 235 x 197 x 8 mm


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"Paul Aron gives us a rollicking, learned, and beguiling account of the true stories behind the images we thought we knew. From Uncle Sam to Lady Liberty, the eagle to Yankee Doodle, Aron sets us straight about the origins of America's most famous icons."--Scott Reynolds Nelson, author of Steel Drivin' Man: The Untold Story of An American Legend and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
"With wit and intelligence Paul Aron untangles the mystery of masonic images on the dollar, traces the lineage of our 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

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