By Chris West
Realize THE awesome tale OF the USA via ITS appealing and various POSTAGE STAMPS during this EXUBERANT AND consistently captivating HISTORY.
In A background of the US in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris West explores America's personal wealthy philatelic historical past. From George Washington's dour gaze to the charging buffalo of the western frontier and Lindbergh's hovering biplane, American stamps are a bright window into our country's outstanding and precise previous. With the continually obtainable and lively West as your advisor, realize the impressive breadth of America's brief historical past via a clean lens.
On their very own, stamps may be curiosities, even inventive marvels; during this e-book, stamps develop into a window into the bigger sweep of historical past.
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The others, in addition to those already named, were Nelson, Mercer, Madison, Mason and Woodford.
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For a long time, and just how long no one knows, whiskey was just whiskey in Kentucky. Peddlers with pack animals toured the rural counties to barter eastern manufactured goods for newly distilled farm whiskey of variable strength, quality and purity. Packaged in uncharred barrels and with no identification as to source, the liquor was colorless, with a sharp odor and biting taste. But it commanded attention. In 18 12 "Kentucky whiskey" and "western whiskey" were established commercial terms in the eastern markets, for Harrison Hall refers to them under those names in his manual, The Distiller, published the following year in Philadelphia.
A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West