What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life
The first full biography of Francis Scott Key in over 75 years, reveals the complex personality behind the familiar image of the man standing at the ship's railing, watching the bombardment of Ft. McHenry in 1814. Skilled lawyer and respected orator, deeply religious and an early proponent of universal education; Key was prominent in the legal and political scene of Washington D.C. and Maryland between 1805 and 1843. This treatment of Key's life and career depicts the man, his family and professional life and a legacy that stretches well beyond the four stanzas of the Star Spangled Banner.
2014, Marc Leepson. 234 pp. Hardbound