By Chris West
Become aware of THE awesome tale OF the US via ITS attractive and numerous POSTAGE STAMPS during this EXUBERANT AND regularly captivating HISTORY.
In A heritage of the USA in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's personal wealthy philatelic heritage. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's hovering biplane, American stamps are a bright window into our country's awesome and specific prior. With the constantly available and lively West as your advisor, become aware of the extraordinary breadth of America's brief heritage via a clean lens.
On their very own, stamps might be curiosities, even creative marvels; during this booklet, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of historical past.
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A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West