America’s Star-Spangled Story by Jane Hampton Cook

Celebrating 200 years of Our National Anthem

This short non-fiction book traces the history of our national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, the poem written by Francis Scott Key.

Many may not know that this poem was based on a battle at Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

Washington and the White House had already been burned by the time of this historic battle. Americans feared that worse was coming yet prepared to fight.

Cook added quotes, scriptures, and photos to her book that enhance the story.  The author also takes one line from the familiar song and explains the events that inspired the words.

This book could easily be used in schools to help explain the background to the song and the War of 1812.

-Sandra Merville Hart

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas   – Use coupon code SandraMHart for a 20% discount on Lighthouse Publishing books!

2 thoughts on “America’s Star-Spangled Story by Jane Hampton Cook

  1. I had a book by Cokie Roberts on this same subject. It was great. I gave it to my daughter for the grandkids. We need to teach our kids this history!


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