Book List: Flag Day

Zach Underwood | 14 June, 2017

Book List: Flag Day


For your Flag Day enjoyment, here's a short selection of some books featuring Old Glory.


Cover image for The care and display of the American flagCare and Display of the American Flag

The American flag has always been a powerful symbol of national pride and the most prominent way for citizens to express their patriotism. September 11, 2001 and subsequent world events have only heightened its significance: The following year, more than 100 million new flags graced homes across America. Despite honorable intentions, however, many owners are not familiar with the rules that govern the use of Old Glory. This handsome, easy-to-follow guide explains them.



Cover image for Ground zero : how a photograph sent a message of hopeGround Zero: How a Photograph Sent a Message of Hope

Discusses the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the iconic photo of three firemen raising a flag at Ground Zero that typified the strong American spirit.




Cover image for The true flag : Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empireThe True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the birth of American empire

Recalls the forgotten political debate at the beginning of the twentieth century over America's role in the world, with the country's political and intellectual leaders advocating either imperial expansion or restraint.





Cover image for Betsy Ross and the making of AmericaBetsy Ross and the making of America

A richly woven biography of the beloved patriot Betsy Ross, her fabled creation of "the first flag, " and an enthralling portrait of everyday life in Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia.





Cover image for The star-spangled banner : the story behind our national anthemThe star-spangled banner : the story behind our national anthem

Describes the events that led Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" and discusses the meaning of the song and its importance as the national anthem of the United States. In 1814, a young American lawyer named Francis Scott Key watched as British troops attacked Fort McHenry in Baltimore. In the end, the American flag still waved above the fort. Filled with emotion, Key wrote the first lines of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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