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The Star-Spangled Banner
Lonn Taylor, Jeffrey Brodie, Kathleen Kendrick

The Making of an American Icon

Smithsonian
July 2008
On Sale: June 24, 2008
192 pages
ISBN: 0060885629
EAN: 9780060885625
Hardcover
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More than just the tale of one flag and one song, The Star-Spangled Banner is the story of how Americans—often in times of crisis—have expressed their patriotism and defined their identity through the "broad stripes and bright stars" of our preeminent national symbol, a tradition that still thrives today.

The original flag that inspired Francis Scott Key "by the dawn's early light" has been cared for by the Smithsonian since 1907. The dramatic story of this flag—and of the Smithsonian's effort to save it for posterity—are told here in this lavishly illustrated book that also explores the broader meaning of the flag in American life.

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