Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs
Throughout our nation's history, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits during hard times and brought us closer to our heritage and to each other. Behind these "songs sung red, white, and blue" are unforgettable stories that will enrich your appreciation of their unique power.
It's hard to imagine a single American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or another by the songs in these pages. From the soaring chorus of "God Bless America" to the quiet poetry of "America the Beautiful," historian Ace Collins takes you inside the creation of thirty-two classic songs spanning two centuries. Military anthems like "The Marine's Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh" share pages with other songs of war, such as the War of 1812's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Civil War's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Popular tunes dating back to the earliest days of our nation, such as "Yankee Doodle," are included alongside contemporary hits like "God Bless the U.S.A." Other favorites like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My Country" reflect on our nation in times of peace.
You'll meet a surprising and diverse cast of behind-the-scenes characters, which includes both everyday Americans -- teachers, preachers, and soldiers -- as well as celebrated songwriters like Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan. Here are songs that are as close to our hearts as any ever written -- songs that form a rousing soundtrack to America's story.
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Songs sung red, white, and blue: the stories behind America's best-loved patriotic songsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In this entertaining little book, historian Collins assembles information about 35 patriotic songs, including favorites such as "God Bless America" and "Yankee Doodle," along with marches ("Stars and ... Read full review
Review: Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic SongsUser Review - Judith - Goodreads
If you are going to write a book about the history of some of our most best-loved patriotic songs, be sure to include the lyrics to all the songs. Though Collins includes many versions of some songs ... Read full review
Chapter 16 Hail to the Chief
Chapter 17 Im a Yankee Doodle Dandy
Chapter 18 The Marines Hymn
Chapter 19 My Country Tis of Thee America
Chapter 20 Over There
Chapter 21 Semper Paratus Always Ready
Chapter 23 The StarSpangled Banner
Chapter 24 Taps
Chapter 9 Battle Hymn of the Republic
Chapter 10 The Battle of New Orleans
Chapter 11 Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
Chapter 12 The Fightin Side of
Chapter 13 God Bless America
Chapter 14 God Bless the U S
Chapter 15 Hail Columbia
Chapter 28 The Washington Post March
Chapter 30 Yankee Doodle
Chapter 31 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Chapter 32 Youre a Grand Old Flag
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