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
Published: New York : Smithsonian Books : Collins, c2008.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword /
  • Ralph Lauren
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • Artifact and Icon
  • The Battle of Baltimore
  • The Song
  • Making the Flag
  • From Family Keepsake to National Treasure
  • The Star-Spangled Banner Comes to the Smithsonian
  • Centerpiece of a New Museum
  • Saving the Star-Spangled Banner
  • A New Home for an Enduring Icon
  • Symbols of a New Nation
  • The Flag in the Civil War
  • Flag Rules and Rituals
  • The Flag in World War II
  • The Flag in the Sixties.