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By Cynthia MacGregor

O, Say Do You Know?

“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.

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“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.

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Cynthia MacGregor... is a prolific author with over 100 books published in her lifetime so far. This grandmother of six is still going strong. In addition to writing books (including ghostwriting for others), Cynthia writes business materials, web copy, and also edits books, magazines, and other printed matter. Cynthia has also written over a dozen one-act plays, some for adults and some for kids, and for two seasons she hosted and produced the TV show Solo Parenting, which was seen over WHDT in South Florida. A native New Yorker, Cynthia has lived in South Florida since 1984 and shares her home with her significant other. Although she's had her share of health issues and other sorrows, Cynthia proclaims herself "arguably the happiest person in the world,"and declares "there's no one in the world I'd want to trade lives with."

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