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Celebrating the American Revolution: Municipal Symbols of a Free Country
Compiled by Marvin W. Bubie
$23.95 - SALE price!
After the Revolutionary War, Americans removed the symbols of monarchy from their official seals -- crowns were replaced with the bald eagle, mythological supporters became soldiers and minutemen, cannons and crossed swords took the place of ancient heraldic symbols. This book celebrates these American seals and their stories. Saratoga and Herkimer counties, the villages of Horseheads and Fort Edward, the towns of Hoosick and Patterson, and the City of Boston are all included, along with a hundred others from Maine to Georgia.
Self-published in 2011 by MNOBooks, Square Circle Press is proud to offer Celebrating the American Revolution as part of its retail and distribution services on behalf of the author.
"The American Revolutionary War had an improbable ending for the civilized peoples of Europe as the farmers and woodsman in North America defeated the greatest superior power since the Roman Empire –- Great Britain. That victory gave birth to a Republic with the precept that ordinary humans could live free without a king or queen or aristocracy. Today America still represents the best hope for humanity because this is a nation where humans can rise to their God-given potential. I applaud Marvin Bubie for compiling and editing this masterpiece."
Chris Gibson, COL US Army (Ret.)
About the Author
Marvin Bubie was born and raised in the Capital District, graduating from Averill Park High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is retired from General Electric and has lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Virginia. In addition, he spent eighteen months in Germany with the US Army, and has returned to Europe many times visiting Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany. Over the years he has collected the seals from various cities, towns, counties, boroughs, and villages in this country, as well as those in Europe. He has published two similar books, Along the Erie Canal with the Municipal Seals of the Cities, Towns and Villages of New York, and On the Trail of Henry Hudson and Our Dutch Heritage Through the Municipal Seals in New York, and is at work on another book of seals related to railroading heritage.
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