A trifecta of excellence. 1.)Brilliant story of a long and eventful life that historians thought could not be recovered. 2.) Vibrant portrait of a city in transition from the colonial period through the tumult of war and into the early republican era. 3.) Classic study of an extended family that made and remembered history. — Bill Lewis
Beyond the legend of the creation of the American flag, we know very little about the facts of Betsy Ross' life. Perhaps with one snip of her scissors she convinced the nation's future first president that five-pointed stars suited better than six. Perhaps not. Miller recovers for the first time the full story of Betsy Ross, sharing the woman as she truly was. Miller pieces together the fascinating life of this little-known and much beloved figure, showing that she is important to our history not just because she made a flag, but because she embraced the resistance movement with vigor, reveled in its triumphs, and suffered its consequences.