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The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner( )
Author: Welch, Catherine A.
Illustrator: Warwick, Carrie
Series title:On My Own History Ser.
ISBN:978-1-57505-590-9
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $17.95USD $25.26
Book Description:

It was September 14, 1814, and America and Great Britain were at war. Francis Scott Key watched from the deck of a British ship, where he was being held captive, as cannons exploded around them. After 25 hours, the fighting ceased and Key peered through the clearing smoke, looking for some sign as to the outcome of the battle. Was the American flag still flying? His wartime experience inspired Key to write a poem, which was later set to music and became America's national anthem. This...
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