“O, say can you see, By the dawn’s early light…”. Those are the opening lines of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but how much do you know about the song and the history surrounding it? What do you know about the circumstances that led Francis Scott Key to write the famous (and stirring) words that are sung before every major sports event and on many other occasions?
And did you know that America’s national anthem was set to the tune of a British drinking song? Read this book and learn it all.