[simpleazon-image align="right" asin="B005GNM3X8" locale="us" height="500" src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xfoc9fwFL.jpg" width="332"]This week I am reading Marla Miller's [simpleazon-link asin="B005GNM3X8" locale="us"]Betsy Ross and the Making of America[/simpleazon-link].
Book Description from Amazon.com
Betsy Ross and the Making of America is the first comprehensively researched and elegantly written biography of one of America's most captivating figures of the Revolutionary War. Drawing on new sources and bringing a fresh, keen eye to the fabled creation of "the first flag," Marla R. Miller thoroughly reconstructs the life behind the legend. This authoritative work provides a close look at the famous seamstress while shedding new light on the lives of the artisan families who peopled the young nation and crafted its tools, ships, and homes.
Betsy Ross occupies a sacred place in the American consciousness, and Miller's winning narrative finally does her justice. This history of the ordinary craftspeople of the Revolutionary War and their most famous representative will be the definitive volume for years to come.