Most Americans know the famous words and tune of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Our national anthem was born from one man's experience during war and continues to remind us of the perseverance and strength of the United States. The symbolism of the national anthem is palpable in the story of Francis Scott Key's experience at Fort McHenry. Readers learn the story of Key's immortal words through engaging historical content. Full-color images show the events of the book, and a concluding timeline guides readers through those happenings step-by-step.