Leepson’s book is meticulously researched, saturated with information about our country’s flag, and delightful to read. It’s like reading about a beloved relative—you know part of the story, but not the whole story. It’s our story, both good and bad.
At present, I use five reference books when writing about flags, and Marc Leepson’s FLAG is my favorite. It’s not fair to call it a reference book though, because that might imply that it’s dry and dusty, and I give you my word—it is not. It’s a terrific, interesting book.
FLAG is the perfect summer book, as we transit the solemn remembrances of Memorial Day, to the let-every-flag-wave day of June 14, to the light-up-the-sky Fourth of July.