Backdrop for the Star Spangled Banner: A Look at Some Key Events Leading Up to the ‘Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave’
What was life like for Americans who lived, fought, and perhaps died in and around Maryland during the French and Indian War? The American Revolution? The War of 1812? What effect did those events have on the destiny of a young nation? Who was this man that wrote the song that brings all United States citizens to their feet, hats in hand, snapping off sharp salutes or standing with hands over hearts? This book provides some possible answers to those questions.