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Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue

Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue

(2003)
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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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Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Songs Sung Red, White, And Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-loved Patriotic Songs
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-7567-8042-X / 978-0-7567-8042-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-06-051304-7 / 978-0-06-051304-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: The Stories Behind America's Best-Loved Patriotic Songs
Author(s): Ace Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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