Fort McHenry

by Burgan, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 975.2 BU
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  j 975.2 BU
 
 
Summary

As American troops in Fort McHenry successfully fended off attacks from the British navy during the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner," a poem that eventually formed the lyrics of the American national anthem. Fort McHenry 's vibrant presentation and highlighted primary sources illustrate the fort's vital role in the War of 1812, providing the context for the nation's most famous song and explaining the importance of the fort as a national monument.

Contents
A fort and its flag
Preparing for war
The rockets' red glare
Victory and after
Visiting Fort McHenry today.

Additional Information
Series Symbols of American freedom.
Subjects Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.) -- Juvenile literature.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Baltimore, Md.) -- Juvenile literature.
Baltimore (Md.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Baltimore (Md.) -- History, Military -- Juvenile literature.
Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.)
Publisher New York :Chelsea Clubhouse,2010
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781604135206 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1604135204 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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