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What so proudly we hailed : Francis Scott Key, a life

Author: Marc Leepson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Francis Scott Key is enshrined in America?s iconography as a paragon of patriotism on par with Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, and John Hancock - individuals who hold exalted places in early American history for performing one memorable act. For Francis Scott Key, that immortal moment was writing "The Star-Spangled Banner" under the most dramatic (and unlikely) of circumstances: while  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Biography
History
Named Person: Francis Scott Key; Francis Scott Key
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Leepson
ISBN: 9781137278289 1137278285
OCLC Number: 860395373
Description: xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A family of lawyers --
Annapolis, Frederick Town, and George Town --
Nil desperandum --
Piety and patriotism --
A citizen of the highest respectability --
A beautiful and animating effusion --
A useless, pernicious, dangerous portion of the population --
A class of very dangerous people --
A stormy tumult of feeling --
A vigorous and well cultivated intellect --
A friend of peace --
A particular friend of the president --
A rank Jackson man --
The prosecutor --
U.S. Minister to Alabama --
An incorruptible patriot --
An alarming state of disorder --
A friend of men of color --
Epilogue: one of the best men that ever lived.
Responsibility: Marc Leepson.

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A fresh look at Francis Scott Key, a man who embodied the contradictions of his time, coinciding with the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner"  Read more...

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"A concise, well-researched biography of a self-righteous, opinionated man who embodied the convictions and contradictions of his tumultuous times." --Kirkus"Marc Leepson makes the story flow and Read more...

 
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