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AMERICA'S SONG:
The Story of Yankee Doodle
by Stuart Murray

New Amsterdam

Yankee DoodleThe first book ever to chronicle the origins of our most famous tune, recognized the world over as "America's Song." The legacy of "Yankee Doodle" is as rich as the heritage of America, originating in an ancient folk air brought to the New World by Dutch colonists in the 1600s. A century later, a British officer set his own verses to the melody, which mocked New England militia. "Yankee Doodle" was despised by colonials until the Revolution, when it was transformed from a song of insult into America's most stirring anthem of defiance and of victory. Illustrated with period art. Chapter notes. Index.

 

Boston MassacreABOUT THE AUTHOR: The author, Stuart Murray, born in Scotland and raised in New Jersey, majored in history at Rutgers University, and now lives in New York's mid-Hudson Valley. Murray is the author of 24 books - 12 works of fiction and 12 nonfiction.

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5" x 7"; 216 pages. ISBN 1-884592-18-X Hardcover: $21.00.

America’s Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle
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