Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags (Hardback)
  • Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags (Hardback)

Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 22/09/2016
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When 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 nationalism in China, to troubled identities in Europe and the USA, to the terrifying rise of Islamic State, the world is a confusing place right now and we need to understand the symbols, old and new, that people are rallying round.; In nine chapters (covering the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America, international flags and flags of terror), Tim Marshall draws on more than twenty-five years of global reporting experience to reveal the histories, the power and the politics of the symbols that unite us - and divide us.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783962815

An Evening With Tim Marshall

An Evening With Tim Marshall

Cambridge
Thursday 6th October 19:00

Author of Prisoners of Geography (Our September Non-Fiction Book of the Month), will be joining us in store to discuss his work and particularly his new book Worth Dying For?.

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An Evening with Tim Marshall

An Evening with Tim Marshall

Oxford
Friday 7th October 19:30

'Worth Dying For' captures the same combination of deeply informed analysis and winning accessibility that made 'Prisoners of Geography' such a success, and this subject has never been more potent.

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