Why the Turkey Didn’t Fly: The Surprising Stories Behind the Eagle, the Flag, Uncle Sam, and Other Images of America
Paul AronPaper: $15.95
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|Paper Publication Date:||08/06/2013|
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Paul Aron gives us a rollicking, learned, and beguiling account of the true stories behind the images we thought we knew. From Uncle Sam to Lady Liberty, the eagle to Yankee Doodle, Aron sets us straight about the origins of America’s most famous icons.
--Scott Reynolds Nelson, author of Steel Drivin’ Man: The Untold Story of An American Legend and A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters
With wit and intelligence Paul Aron untangles the mystery of masonic images on the dollar, traces the lineage of our flag’s design, and debunks Uncle Sam. Why The Turkey Didn’t Fly is a fun book for anyone who loves Americana.
--Joel Richard Paul, author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution
PAUL ARON is director of publications for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. His previous books are: Unsolved Mysteries of American History, Unsolved Mysteries of History, Count The Ways, More Unsolved Mysteries of American History, Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?, Mysteries in History, and We Hold These Truths.