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Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PMBy Tim Marshall

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 poliWhen 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 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 Full of sharp analysis and a very entertaining read Andrew Neil A fascinating tour of the world s ensigns, their histories and meanings a sobering lesson in just how silly we human beings can be Daily Mail Insightful and entertaining a truly fascinating book that feels all the considered and urgent in today s world of Brexit, Trump, China and ISIS Dan Lewis, Wanderlust magazine Marshall points out that we often forget the aggressive symbolism of established flags they are a quick, visual way of communicating loyalties, power and ideas Robbie Millen, The Times An engagingly written, veritable page turner Whether the topic is ethnic identity, Japanese imperialism, Panamanian shipping law or the defeat of Nazism, flags speak volumes about our human condition Lawrence Joffe, Jewish Chronicle In today s globalised and media savvy environment, the role of state and non state symbols has become important and in many cases dangerous and evocative This witty book brings to our attention this power, alongside the reality that we must not underestimate or misunderstand how the flags of our world came to be A must read for anyone wishing to grasp the meanings behind today s international affairs Human Security Centre
  • Title: Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags
  • Author: Tim Marshall
  • ISBN: 9781783962815
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover

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Noor Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
My first impressions of this book were highly positive Instantly, I imagined giving this book a rating of five stars What drew me in the beginning was the chapter names I really liked the way that the book was structured The first few chapters were stimulating, concise, and highly educational I certainly learned a great deal Then, I reached the chapter on Arabian flags, and I spotted a few sloppy errors by the author that brought my initial impression down to four stars And including Turkey and [...]
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Joseph Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
A Flag Worth Dying For The Power and Politics of National Symbols by Tim Marshall is a look at the flags of the world and their origins Marshall is a British journalist, author, and broadcaster, known for his analysis of developments in foreign news and international diplomacy Marshall formerly diplomatic editor and also foreign affairs editor for Sky News is a guest commentator on world events for the BBC, Sky News, and a guest presenter on LBC He has written four books, including Prisoners of [...]
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Bandit Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
This is exactly the sort of nonfiction I love Smart, educational without being pedantic, exceptionally well written, humorous and informative Marshall is no stranger to politics and this book definitely showcases his erudite knowledge, this is geopolitics mixed in with historical data and even anthropology and sociology Flags are crucially important not only as the emblems of nations, but also political and or social parties, organizations, etc They are wildly recognizable and imbued with a powe [...]
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AnaVlădescu Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
This is what it says on the cover a book about flags And a very good one at that For someone with an insatiable curiosity like me, books such as this one are pure gems they give me very useful information packaged in a highly appealing way Marshall is a very good writer, and he can be incredibly funny laugh out loud type of funny even in a book about the history of flags Do pick it up if you have the time, and definitely do pick it up if you re just interested in the subject it s a very good pla [...]
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Kate Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Worth Dying For is an interesting book which presents the history and ideologies behind a variety of flags.The chapter on the Union Jack was particular interesting, it is a flag that I am so accustomed to seeing but have never really given much consideration towards its complicated history and so found this to be an enlightening and informative.The political overtones of the flags within Europe and the Balkans make for fascinating reading, giving pause for thought at some of the discoveries made [...]
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Jack Vaughan Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Average read, prisoners of geography was a hugely captivating read, yet Tim Marshal s latest left me feeling flat There we sole genuinely interesting parts to the book but there was also a great deal of unnecessary wish wash.
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Zoe (readabilitea) Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
This was a very enjoyable read I liked the way it was structured, I learnt a ton of new facts, and I really enjoyed how paragraphs segued into new flags seamlessly To begin with, I thought I would be giving this a higher rating than 3 stars, but then after reading some of the reviews on here that highlighted the problems with The Flags of Fear chapter, I became sceptical It s definitely very accessible and interesting, but sometimes the jokes the author made rubbed me the wrong way, for example [...]
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Teele Murphy Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
A solid overview of certain flags and regions If you re new to vexillology, this book is an excellent jumping off point but if you re looking for an in depth discussion, this is not the book for you
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Arthur Dury Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Probably the best insight into the worlds flags youre going to read, but honestly there s nothing in this book that Marshall doesn t explain better in prisoners of geography.
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Luke Hershberg Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Great book if you want to learn about the history of certain flags including American, European, Asian and many .
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Lia (Lia"s Bookish Obsession) Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Lia s Bookish Obsession liasbookishobsession liasbookishobsession a fla have to admit when I saw A Flag Worth Dying For The Power and Politics of a Nation Symbols my only initial reason for reading it was to figure out what author Tim Marshall was saying about my country, The Bahamas After reading this book I found that Tim Marshall had much to say about the history and struggle multiple nations had to endure in order to obtain their symbol of a nation, their flag.Tim Marshall beings the book b [...]
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Aisling Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
I read Marshall s Prisoners of Geography when it was released and loved it I m generally interested in the topic of flags so was happy to pick this up too It s strongly written, interesting and full of tidbits that I never would have realised without the book but there are also some problems here The entire Flags of Fear section is dominated by flags of militant Islamist groups The Nazi swastika is discussed in the chapter about Germany s flag history, but surely belongs here, given the symbol r [...]
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Samuel Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
As a history of the flag itself, Worth Dying For is a thorough, thoroughly engaging and not a little bit beautifully presented introduction to a wide range of ideas the flag presents to us Here, with the Union Jack and French Tricolore we find the long and frequently convoluted provenance of the national flag there, the Stars and Stripes and the flag of Saudi Arabia have much to teach us about the reverence reserved for, and semi sacred nature of, the object over the symbol it represents The con [...]
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Victoria Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
I really enjoyed this book and really gave a new perspective of how important religion is when it comes to National Identity this is particularly clear in the Flags Of Fear chapter An informed and well researched book that gives real insight in the significance of flags around the world that displays the humour of the author well If you like writers such as Bill Bryson you ll like this.
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SarahLouise Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
This was the first book of Marshalls that I read and I must say I was pleasantly surprised about how engaging and stimulating I found it I often read others reviews before starting the book to see if it is worth some time and afterwards just to compare my opinions Taking that into consideration, yes there are some typos and errors and yes it does get a little repetitive and tedious at times reading about flags Having said that the title of the books includes the words flags worth dying for so if [...]
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Fábio de Carvalho Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Tim Marshall s bias is evident throughout this whole book that barely talks about flags, spending most of its time presenting the author s old man fallacious rants The book is full of inconsistencies, inaccuracies, and opinions presented as facts I do not recommend this book to anyone, ever.
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Sam Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Don t go in expecting this to be as good as POG I think its because the topic is inherently less interesting to me perhaps, but yeah, not good.
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James Nicholls Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
If you re interested in flags, this is the best book I ve read on the subject
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Bookworm Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Good if you need bits of trivia to share at dinner parties The premise of the book sounded quite intriguing What are flags Why do we use flags to represent nations Why are there certain protocols and procedures when treating certain flags How have flags changed over time Author Marshall takes the reader though that question Countries, entities like the European Union and their member states, flags of revolution, flags of particular groups, etc all get a look From the US Stars and Stripes to the [...]
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Adzol Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
The only positive for this book is if one literally judges it by the cover The dust jacket is a brilliant piece of aesthetic Now put the book down and walk away The only enjoyment a reader can possibly get has been had.What can be learned about flags from the point of opening the cover is a simple listing of the meanings of colors, research that could easily be completed in an hour on This reader foolishly persisted and was treated to numerous facile opinions on if a flag looked nice and if the [...]
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Chris Jaffe Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
It s OK If I could give half stars, I d give it 3.5 It s interesting at times, but it does wear down A bit too much, then this flag, and this flag, and this flag my eyes were glazing over in the back half.Highlights the Saudi Arabian flag s nature causes problems when people try to use it as anything other than a flag For instance, McDonalds tried to put a bunch of flags on their take home bags during a World Cup, but the Saudis protested the flag contains the declaration of faith for Islam, so [...]
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Paul Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Editorease get a better editor I truly wanted to like this book than I did, especially as a lifelong lover of flags Parts were wonderful those where the writer stuck to the stories behind flags that were direct and compelling However, the author breaks from these informative sections with random, jarring, often truly silly and mostly unnecessary personal commentary and attempts at humor These sections, which could have easily been removed by a good editor, reduce the value and flow of the entir [...]
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David Vink Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
A Flag Worth Dying ForA Book Not Worth Paying For.1 If you are going to write a book about flags might be a good idea to have pictures of flags above each country you re talking about It s incredibly annoying to flip back and forth looking for the flag, referring to the colors and then going back again Terrible design idea The author who wrote the fantastic Prisoners of Geography epically disappoints in this painfully boring read about flags I liked the first chapter about the US flag and then i [...]
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Pterodactyl Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
This book is very hit or miss There are a few very good sections, particularly on the history of pan Arab and pan African colors, or other places where the author takes some time to go a little deeper into a region There are also a few good stories about individual flags, for instance the creation of South Africa s flag or the conflict over Panama s flag However, many of the blurbs on individual country flags seem to devolve into the author quoting the official symbolism verbatim about a flag be [...]
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Mark Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
3.5 stars, but I ve rounded up Overall, this was an interesting and entertaining read, however, it does have some short comings Most notably, the Author frequently allows his own political opinion to come to the fore, whilst I don t necessarily disagree with his views, I feel that allowing them to be as pervasive and subtle as they are is to the detriment of the book His insistence on referring everything back to Football teams is also odd.Whilst I don t fully agree with all reviewer Noor s poin [...]
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Judith Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Each of the flags discussed is illustrated in color in order of discussion, which is valuable as some of the flags I didn t know and a number are very similar and I have lived long enough that some have changed during my lifetime What I liked was Marshall s discussion of the symbolism the relationship cause of similarity of some groups of flags his humor the fact that he included such non national symbols as the Jolly Roger, Hezbollah, Hamas both flags , Withal, the Red Crystal, the checkered fl [...]
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Simon Howard Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
An entertaining and informative discussion of the history of a number of different flags, from those of various nation states, to those of organisations like the UN and the Olympic movement, to those associated with ideas, such as the white flag of surrender I found the Marhsall s discussion of the cultural aspects of flags interesting for example, the comparisons he draws between the treatment of the US flag by US citizens and the treatment of the Union Flag by UK citizens are not particularly [...]
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C Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Like Prisoners of Geography, approaches history and modern politics from a unique perspective flags I appreciate that a variety of flags, as well as the origin of national flags in general, are covered, including symbolic pirate flags and organizational emblems of UN and NATO It is a fascinating view on the world and the things that both highlight differences, but also commonalities Also like PoG, I found my attention waning halfway throughere s only so many ways you can describe a tricolor But [...]
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Geoffrey Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
I received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley This is a delightfully consumable work on the surprisingly rich and complex matter of flags and the identities that they stand for Going from country to country to country, Marshall details the histories, faiths and ideologies behind the array of colors and symbols that mark the flags of today, providing an enjoyable information packed punch for his readers.
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Jo Dec 14, 2019 - 19:45 PM
Another interesting book from Marshall, this time looking at the symbolism and sociology of flags He doesn t set out to discuss each and every one ever conceived, as that would be an encyclopedic, impossible task It is still a bit annoying to briefly discuss Denmark, for example, for a paragraph or two, then hop off again The book does provide a perspective that most history books wouldn t though, being both global in scope and narrow in focus.
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Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags By Tim Marshall 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 poliWhen 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 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 Full of sharp analysis and a very entertaining read Andrew Neil A fascinating tour of the world s ensigns, their histories and meanings a sobering lesson in just how silly we human beings can be Daily Mail Insightful and entertaining a truly fascinating book that feels all the considered and urgent in today s world of Brexit, Trump, China and ISIS Dan Lewis, Wanderlust magazine Marshall points out that we often forget the aggressive symbolism of established flags they are a quick, visual way of communicating loyalties, power and ideas Robbie Millen, The Times An engagingly written, veritable page turner Whether the topic is ethnic identity, Japanese imperialism, Panamanian shipping law or the defeat of Nazism, flags speak volumes about our human condition Lawrence Joffe, Jewish Chronicle In today s globalised and media savvy environment, the role of state and non state symbols has become important and in many cases dangerous and evocative This witty book brings to our attention this power, alongside the reality that we must not underestimate or misunderstand how the flags of our world came to be A must read for anyone wishing to grasp the meanings behind today s international affairs Human Security Centre

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