American Eagle


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-941806-28-9 Size: 11” x 14” portrait Pages: 272pp Binding: Hard Bound Publication Date: Spring 2019 World Rights: Available
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A bold expression of a fledgling republic’s aspirations and bravado, the American bald eagle has been designed, drawn, illustrated, stamped, engraved, painted, sculpted, carved, photographed, and etched by thousands of artists and artisans since 1782, when it first appeared as the central figure on the Great Seal of the United States. As America’s most versatile emblem, the eagle emanates confidence during peace and prosperity, and strength during crisis and war; as a North American native species it exemplifies nature’s grandeur and the advance of conservation. In all, the bald eagle is a stirring national symbol made all the more vibrant by its indisputable dominion in the sky. American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem is a visual survey that explores the eagle in American life. A remarkable book that represents American culture, politics, and history, American Eagle will be the definitive source of this national icon for generations to come.

For forty-five years Preston Cook has amassed a collection of more than twenty thousand eagle objects. His collection will be housed in the first and only museum dedicated to the American eagle, currently under development at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota.

Rolf Thompson is the executive director of the National Eagle Center, a world-class interpretive center located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minnesota, where visitors can experience non-releasable bald and golden eagles and learn about these magnificent creatures.

The Ephemera Journal Reviews American Eagle

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American Historical Print Collector’s Society recommends American Eagle in Volume 43, Issue 4

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American Eagle Now Available for Sale at Eagle Center




11” x 14” portrait




Hard Bound

Publication date

Spring 2019

World rights