By the dawn's early light: the story of the Star spangled banner
An account of the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner," detailing how Key was actually behind enemy lines at the time seeking release of a captured friend from the British, who would not allow their departure until the bombardment of Baltimore was completed.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 39) and index.
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: 40 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 29 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)
- Key, Francis Scott,1779-1843 -- Juvenile literature
- Star-spangled banner (Song) -- Juvenile literature
- Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
- United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Juvenile literature
- Lawyers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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