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Star-spangled banner the unlikely story of America"s national anthem by Marc Ferris

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Published .
Written in English


  • History and criticism,
  • Star-spangled banner (Song),
  • National songs

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesStory of America"s national anthem
StatementMarc Ferris
LC ClassificationsML3561.S8 F47 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 302 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27168156M
ISBN 101421415186
ISBN 109781421415185
LC Control Number2014002572

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’Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave. O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! 3. Oh, thus be it ever, when free men shall stand. Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation! Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land. Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!   "The Star-Spangled Banner is a symbol of American history that ranks with the Statue of Liberty and the Charters of Freedom," says Brent D. Glass, the museum's : Cate Lineberry. Looking for the plot summary of The Star-Spangled Banner? Whether you need an overview of The Star-Spangled Banner or a detailed summary of the book for a college project or just for fun, brings you the book-wise summaries of The Star-Spangled Banner for free. The Star-Spangled Banner summary and study guide are also available on the mobile version of . Star Spangled Songbook Tells a Musical History of the Nation’s Anthem. Our unique Star Spangled Songbook contains sheet music editions of historic arrangements of “The Star-Spangled Banner” plus its musical antecedents and parodies. Chief among these is the original source of the melody Key would use—London’s amateur musicians club.