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A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS., West, Chris.  (Christopher)

Author Name    West, Chris. (Christopher)

Title   A HISTORY OF BRITAIN IN THIRTY-SIX POSTAGE STAMPS.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First American Edition

Publisher   New York Picador 2013

ISBN Number    1250035503 / 9781250035509

Seller ID   29300

277 pp, 8 1/2" H. Colour reproductions. "(T)ells the rich, layered, and breathtaking history of Britain through thirty-six of its fascinating, often beautiful, and sometimes eccentric postage stamps. Through them, one can glimpse the whole epic tale of an empire unfolding. From the famous Penny Black, printed soon after Queen Victoria's coronation, to the Victory! stamp of 1946, anticipating the struggle of postwar reconstruction, (this) is a hugely entertaining and indiosyncratic romp, told in Chris West's lively prose. On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history." The author begins each of the 36 chapters with a representative stamp, using it as a springboard to dive into the social, political and/or international issues of the time. Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear.

Great  Britain,  Postage  Stamps,  Prince  Albert,  Angry  Young  Men,  Louis  Armstrong,  Army  Form  B,  Bix  Beiderbecke,  Belsen  Concentration  Camp,  William  Beveridge,  Tony  Blair,  Bletchley  Park,  David  Bowie,  Benjamin  Britten,  Gordon  Brown,  Hubert  Brown,  Isambard  Kingdom  Brunel,  Angela  Bourdett  Coutts,  George  W.  Bush,  James  Cantlie,  Mabel  Cantlie,  Neville  Chamberlain,  Prince  Charles,  Winston  Churchill,  Dinah  Craik,  Charles  Darwin,  Princess  Diana,  Charles  Dickens,  Benjamin  Disraeli,  Edmund  Dulac,  Edward  VII,  King  Edward,  Edward  VIII,  Elizabeth  II,  Queen  Elizabeth,  Henry  Fawcett,  Barnett  Freedman,  David  Gentleman,  Geroge  V,  Geroge  VI,  W.E.  Gladstone,  Great  Hunger,  Dick  Guyatt,  Keir  Hardie,  Rowland  Hill,  Adolf  Hitler,  Sherlock  Holmes,  Saddam  Hussain,  IRA,  Roy  Jenkins,  John  Halifax  Gentleman,  John  Maynard  Keynes,  John  Lennon,  Maastricht  Treaty,  Harold  MacMillan,  John  Major,  Thomas  Malthus,  Karl  Marx,  Catherine  Middleton,  Orgreave,  George  Orwell,  Eric  Blair,  Ian  Paisley,  Passchendaele,  Sir  Robert  Peel,  Post  Office,  Elvis  Presley,  Public  Schools,  Rolling  Stones,  Sex  Pistols,  William  Shakespeare,  Wallis  Simpson,  Adam  Smith,  Somme,  Stalin,  Staley  Gibbons,  Suez,  Margaret  Thatcher,  Anthony  Trollope,  Treaty  Of  Versailles,  Queen  Victoria,  Sid  Vicious,  Anthony  Wedgewood  Benn,  Kaiser  Wilhelm  II,  Prince  William,  Harold  Wilson,  William  Wyon,  Emil  Zatopek. 

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