The Star-Spangled Banner : the making of an American icon

Shares the story behind the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," in 1814, telling how Francis Scott Key, having witnessed a critical battle between British and U.S. troops from a truce ship, was inspired to write the song after seeing the garrison flag still flying over Fort Henry in Bal...

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Main Author: Taylor, Lonn, 1940-
Contributors: Kendrick, Kathleen M., Brodie, Jeffrey L.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, c2008.
Edition:1st ed.
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Summary: Shares the story behind the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner," in 1814, telling how Francis Scott Key, having witnessed a critical battle between British and U.S. troops from a truce ship, was inspired to write the song after seeing the garrison flag still flying over Fort Henry in Baltimore, Maryland; discusses the Smithsonian Institute's efforts to preserve the actual flag; and considers how the song and the flag have come to symbolize American patriotism and pride.
Item Description: "Published in association with the National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center."
Physical Description: ix, 182 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-173) and index.
ISBN: 9780060885625
0060885629