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

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From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

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.

Tim Marshall can summarise the world in a nutshell. His runaway bestseller Prisoners of Geography effortlessly rewrote our understanding of nationhood, and now Divided turns to the sometimes invisible fences and walls that separate culture and belief. There is hope here too, however: for every division a bridge, and in every enemy a future friend. Concise and brilliantly perceptive.

Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
ISBN: 9781783963034
Number of pages: 298
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

An Evening with Tim Marshall

An Evening with Tim Marshall

Bourne End Library, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX
Wednesday 10th October 19:30

An evening with the brilliant Tim Marshall.

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Divided; Why We Are Living in an Age of Walls -Talk with Tim Marshall

Divided; Why We Are Living in an Age of Walls -Talk with Tim Marshall

Chesham
Thursday 25th October 19:00

Join us from 7pm on 25th October as Tim Marshall talks us through why we are currently living in an age of walls. With thirty years experience in news reporting and presenting Tim Marshall, is now dedicating his time to finding fresh ways of explaining geo-politics to the world, through his bestselling titles such as Prisoners of Geography and Worth Dying For. His latest book looks at the current global situation, where after decades of tearing walls down, we are now starting to rebuild divisions. This is a ticketed event with tickets available in store and online.

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