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By Tim Marshall

ISBN-10: 1501168339

ISBN-13: 9781501168338

ISBN-10: 1501168347

ISBN-13: 9781501168345

Combining willing research of present occasions with global heritage, Tim Marshall, writer of the New York occasions bestseller Prisoners of Geography, offers “an exciting whistle-stop travel of worldwide flags” (Library Journal)—how their energy is used to unite and divide populations and intimidate enemies.

For hundreds of thousands of years flags have represented our hopes and goals. We wave them. Burn them. March lower than their shades. And nonetheless, within the twenty-first century, we die for them. Flags fly on the UN, on Arab streets, from entrance porches in Texas. They signify the politics of excessive energy in addition to the politics of the mob. From the renewed experience of nationalism in China, to distressed identities in Europe and america, to the terrifying upward push of Islamic nation, the realm is a complicated position instantly and it’s vital to appreciate the symbols, previous and new, that folks are rallying around.

In 9 chapters (covering america, united kingdom, Europe, center East, Asia, Africa, Latin the USA, overseas flags, and flags of terror), Tim Marshall’s A Flag worthy loss of life For is a “brisk, enjoyable read…that effectively solutions a perplexing query: how can an easy piece of material come to intend rather a lot? Marshall provides an informative survey of those hugely noticeable symbols of nationwide or foreign delight” (Publishers Weekly), representing state states and non-state actors (including ISIS, Hezbollah, and Hamas), and explains how they determine in diplomatic relatives and occasions today.

Drawing on greater than twenty-five years of worldwide reporting event to bare the genuine which means at the back of the symbols that unite us—and divide us—Marshall “writes with the cool drollery that characterised the paintings of Christopher Hitchens of Simon Winchester” (USA TODAY). The “illuminating” (The ny Times) A Flag worthy demise For is a successful mixture of present affairs, politics, and global heritage and “a treasure vault for vexillologists, filled with which means past the hue and thread of the world’s banners” (Kirkus Reviews).

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