Various Americana Audio Collection

ISBN 13: 9780060520007

Americana Audio Collection

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9780060520007: Americana Audio Collection

A collection of classic American prose and poetry - performed by Julie Harris, Ed Begley, and Frederick O'Neal

Complete Listing of Contents:

The Star Spangled Banner - Francis Scott Key
America (My Country ‘Tis Of Thee) - Samuel Francis Smith
America the Beautiful - Katherine Lee Bates
Yankee Doodle
The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Julia Ward Howe
Old Iron Sides - Oliver Wendell Holmes
I Am An American - Elias Lieberman
The American's Creed - William Tyler Page
The Lay of the Last Minstrel - Sir Walter Scott
The Building of the Ship - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson
The Preamble to the Constitution
The Pledge of Allegiance - Francis Bellamy
Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln
Barbara Grietche - John Greenleaf Whittier
Lift Every Voice and Sing - James Weldon Johnson
The Concord Hymn - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus
Paul Revere's Ride - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Born in Grosse Point Park, Michiganin 1925, Julie Harris has enjoyed success in numerous plays, films and televisiondramas. Her first hit was Member of the Wedding (play 1951,film 1955), followed by I Am a Camera (play 1951, film 1955), andVictoria Regina (1961).

She played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amhurst (1976), and appearedin the television series Knots Landing from 1979 to 1987. Her morerecent films include Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and The HouseSitter (1992).

From AudioFile:

"The Star Spangled Banner" has more to it than the verse sung at ballgames. The entire poem by Francis Scott Key is among the patriotic readings in this collection. Other familiar selections include "America the Beautiful," "Yankee Doodle," and "The Pledge of Allegiance." It also includes lesser-known works such as "Barbara Freitchie," by John Greenleaf Whittier, the story of a woman who hangs the U.S. flag in the path of the Confederate army. The readings are handled with great passion and solemnity. The entire collection, however, clocks in at just shy of 37 minutes, a fact not noted on the package that may disappoint listeners. J.A.S. AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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