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America The Beautiful The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation's Favorite Song By Lynn Sherr,

  • Title: America The Beautiful The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation's Favorite Song
  • Author: Lynn Sherr
  • ISBN: 9781586480851
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • We ve all sung it a thousand times, and most of us know at least the first verse by heart America the Beautiful has been called a hymn, a prayer, even the national heartbeat set to music Numerous proposals and half a dozen bills in Congress have tried to replace our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, with this lyrical, less militaristic song But who kWe ve all sung it a thousand times, and most of us know at least the first verse by heart America the Beautiful has been called a hymn, a prayer, even the national heartbeat set to music Numerous proposals and half a dozen bills in Congress have tried to replace our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, with this lyrical, less militaristic song But who knows the story behind the song In America the Beautiful, Lynn Sherr tells the story of Katharine Lee Bates, a poet and pioneering young English professor at the newly established Wellesley College, who penned America the Beautiful at age 33, as she gazed over the glorious panorama from the top of Pike s Peak, Colorado The poem, published two years later on July 4, 1895, struck a chord Americans embraced it and immediately set it to music, trying out at least 74 different melodies There were even Mexican, Canadian, and Australian versions Analyzing the lyrics of America the Beautiful and the story of Katharine Lee Bates s unusual life, Lynn Sherr opens a window onto the shifting world of late 19th century America She explores the lingering impact of the Civil War and the dramatic developments in commerce and technology, which shaped the American Century and the popularity of one brilliant, stirring song.
    America The Beautiful The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation s Favorite Song We ve all sung it a thousand times and most of us know at least the first verse by heart America the Beautiful has been called a hymn a prayer even the national heartbeat set to music Numerous prop

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    1. A wonderful book about the history of a song The poem as well as teh music I do think this a better National Anthum that can be easily remade into a world anthum This song embodies a better idea not just of this nation but to strive to be better as a nation and as human beings That we are indeed imperfect creatures, but can be , be better then we have been This song is very familiar and yet have we really listened to the words I like how the author of this book took phrases of the poem and relat [...]

    2. This was a quick read, and really a lovely story for an equally wonderful song we all know so well and are touched by I had heard elements of the story about Katherine Bates and the inspiring view she saw at the summit of Pike s Peak, but I didn t know much else about the story of either the poem America the Beautiful she wrote it then revised it twice before getting to the poem we all sing today or the story of Samuel Ward and his original hymn tune What a lovely story I was happy to read it du [...]

    3. Great book for a book share or text set This is the story behind the song America the Beautiful This non fiction text contains a lot of information that is easy to read and understand and is presented clearly.

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