national anthem http://wamc.org en "Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation" by Steve Vogel http://wamc.org/post/through-perilous-fight-six-weeks-saved-nation-steve-vogel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069130/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400069130&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400069130" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, veteran reporter Steve Vogel tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65816 at http://wamc.org "Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation" by Steve Vogel Paul Elisha: The Home of the Wise http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-home-wise <p></p><p>Despite the proud prose that presaged it and all the periodic pronouncements that sought to endow it with continuity, ours has, from the outset, been an aggressively promoted ‘Marketocracy.’&nbsp; Though an apt description, “The land of the free” and “Home of the brave,” does not apply to everyone, equally.&nbsp; It is and has always been subject to selective affirmation.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:15:36 +0000 Paul Elisha & Paul Elisha 55777 at http://wamc.org