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British Author Chris West Puts His Stamp on American History

Courtesy/Imogen West

Our nation's history has been written many times, in many ways.

But it's also been stuck -- quite literally -- to our letters and packages. That's the perspective shared by British author Chris West in his new book, A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps.

Credit Courtesy / Chris West
Chris West
West's newest book: "A History of America in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps".

West is visiting Fort Wayne at the invitation of the Anthony Wayne Stamp Society, and WBOI's Julia Meek brought him to the Madge Rothschild Studios to talk about the beauty -- and history -- of the postage stamp.

Event Information:

Author Presentation, Anthony Wayne Stamp Society Meeting
@Little Turtle Branch Library
2201 Sherman Boulevard, Fort Wayne
Tuesday, November 11th, 7:00 p.m.
Free Admission

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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