A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags

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9780756628475: A Grand Old Flag: A History of the United States Through its Flags

Showcasing one of the largest personal collections of American flags, father and son, Peter and Kevin Keim uniquely tell the history of the United States through the development of the American Flag and highlight the myths and facts behind the Stars and Stripes and the people behind its creation.

  • Includes specially commissioned, full-color photographs of 125 American Flags from the author's collection, as well as other memorabilia
  • Readers will learn something new about flags on each spread
  • Features timelines, biographies, historical sidebars, and annotations of specific flags

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Peter J. Keim, MD has collected authentic American flags for over thirty years. In addition to lecturing about and exhibiting throughout the United Sates, Dr. Keim also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Civil War Museum. His son Kevin Keim is a designer and writer who lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the Director of the Charles W. Moore Foundation.

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". . . vividly demonstrates the divisiveness that is at the center of American democracy. [The Keims]weave a fascinating history around the iconic image that changes over the years but, as they say, forever waves." -- Publishers Weekly, September 17, 2007

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