In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America’s own rich philatelic history. From George Washington’s dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh’s soaring biplane, American stamps are a vivid window into our country’s extraordinary and distinctive past. With the always accessible and spirited West as your guide, discover the remarkable breadth of America’s short history through a fresh lens.
On their own, stamps can be curiosities, even artistic marvels; in this book, stamps become a window into the larger sweep of history.
Publisher: Picador (October 28, 2014)