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The Star Spangled Banner

The Star Spangled Banner

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by Tony Cross
The national anthem of the United States of America is probably one of the most recognized tunes in the world, yet the meaning of the words is largely a mystery, even to those who know them. The story of how and why the anthem came to be written and why it has the words it does is the story of a doctor and a lawyer caught up in a war within a greater war that rocked

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The Star Spangled Banner 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Corfy More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book detailing the events leading up to the seige of Fort McHenry, which is where Francis Scott Key got his inspiration for what was to become the United States National Anthem. Also details the history of the tune (which Key did not write) and followed the path the song took to becoming the National Anthem.
Jedivan More than 1 year ago
Tony Cross does an excellent job of telling us how Francis Scott Key came to write "The Star Spangled Banner", how the music was chosen, and how it came to be our national anthem. He does so in an extremely easy-to-read style. Some of the background I knew, but not all of it. I highly recommend that all Americans read this book, which is no part of the official history of the writing of the anthem!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good song
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read if you believe in god and i encourage you to read even if you dont believe in him please believe in him