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      Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw in Philadelphia


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      November 18, 2019

      Monday   6:00 PM

      18 South 7th Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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      Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group | Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw

      Songs of America: From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.

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