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By Ace Collins

Throughout our nation's heritage, patriotic songs have lifted our spirits in the course of tough instances and taken us towards our historical past and to one another. in the back of those "songs sung purple, white, and blue" are unforgettable tales that may enhance your appreciation in their designated energy.

It's not easy to visualize a unmarried American who hasn't been touched deeply at one time or one other through the songs in those pages. From the hovering refrain of "God Bless the USA" to the quiet poetry of "America the Beautiful," historian Ace Collins takes you contained in the construction of thirty-two vintage songs spanning centuries. army anthems like "The Marine's Hymn" and "Anchors Aweigh" percentage pages with different songs of warfare, corresponding to the battle of 1812's "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Civil War's "Battle Hymn of the Republic." well known tunes courting again to the earliest days of our country, reminiscent of "Yankee Doodle," are incorporated along modern hits like "God Bless the america" different favorites like "This Land Is Your Land" and "This Is My state" contemplate our kingdom in instances of peace.

You'll meet a shocking and numerous forged of behind-the-scenes characters, along with either everydayAmericans -- academics, preachers, and infantrymen -- in addition to celebrated songwriters like Irving Berlin and George M. Cohan. listed here are songs which are as as regards to our hearts as any ever written -- songs that shape a rousing soundtrack to America's tale.

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