Worth Dying For

Worth Dying For The Power and Politics of Flags

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783962815
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson
Imprint: Elliott & Thompson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 266 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 598g
Height: 241mm
Width: 165mm
Spine width: 26mm