God Bless America

Author : Sheryl Kaskowitz
ISBN : 9780199919772
Genre : Music
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The song 'God Bless America' has come to inhabit our collective consciousness. This book tells the fascinating story behind the song, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin, to its first performance by Kate Smith in 1938, to its post 9/11 popularity.
Category: Music

God Bless America

Author : Heike Bungert
ISBN : 9783593507019
Genre : History
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"God bless the United States of America": In den USA ist das Religiöse in der Politik allgegenwärtig - während der Präsidentschaftswahlen oder bei wichtigen Reden des Präsidenten zur Außenpolitik wird regelmäßig Gott erwähnt. Aus europäischer Sicht wirkt diese religiöse Aufladung der politischen Botschaft meist befremdlich. Die enge Verbindung von Religion und Politik, die sogenannte Zivilreligion, nimmt dieser Band für das 20. Jahrhundert in den Blick. Der Fokus liegt hierbei auf Ritualen, etwa den Wahlkämpfen und patriotischen Feiertagen, auf Kriegen wie dem Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg oder dem Vietnamkrieg sowie auf ethnischen und religiösen Gruppen, z.B. den Afro-Amerikanern, Latino-Amerikanern und Evangelikalen.
Category: History

God Bless America

Author : Kathleen E.R. Smith
ISBN : 9780813159485
Genre : History
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After Pearl Harbor, Tin Pan Alley songwriters rushed to write the Great American War Song -- an "Over There" for World War II. The most popular songs, however, continued to be romantic ballads, escapist tunes, or novelty songs. To remedy the situation, the federal government created the National Wartime Music Committee, an advisory group of the Office of War Information (OWI), which outlined "proper" war songs, along with tips on how and what to write. The music business also formed its own Music War Committee to promote war songs. Neither group succeeded. The OWI hoped that Tin Pan Alley could be converted from manufacturing love songs to manufacturing war songs just as automobile plants had retooled to assemble planes and tanks. But the OWI failed to comprehend the large extent by which the war effort would be defined by advertisers and merchandisers. Selling merchandise was the first priority of Tin Pan Alley, and the OWI never swayed them from this course. Kathleen E.R. Smith concludes the government's fears of faltering morale did not materialize. Americans did not need such war songs as "Goodbye, Mama, I'm Off To Yokohama", "There Are No Wings On a Foxhole", or even "The Sun Will Soon Be Setting On The Land Of The Rising Sun" to convince them to support the war. The crusade for a "proper" war song was misguided from the beginning, and the music business, then and now, continues to make huge profits selling love -- not war -- songs.
Category: History

God Bless America

Author : Carlos Zamorano
ISBN : 9781453541548
Genre : Religion
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The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation. - George Washington
Category: Religion

God Bless America Oder

Author : Andreas W. Mytze
ISBN : NWU:35556039833280
Genre : Authors
File Size : 85.48 MB
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God Bless America

Author : Bill McCarthy
ISBN : 1579182259
Genre : Religion
File Size : 25.94 MB
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Category: Religion

God Bless America

Author : Allen L. Scarbrough
ISBN : 9780595220687
Genre : Humor
File Size : 66.48 MB
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God Bless America (Absurdities in American Life) is a humorous and thought provoking look at American Society today. After a brief history lesson the book explores the details of American life that most annoy and concern us as Americans. The book answers the all important question of paper or plastic, smoking or non, cash or credit, etc. Chapter headings include, retirement, debt, education, sexual preferences, the handicapped, success, critics and the movies, to name a few. God Bless America is a deliciously wicked view of Americans told in a style that also exudes the love and admiration the author feels for his country.
Category: Humor

Can God Bless America

Author : John F. MacArthur
ISBN : 9781418508043
Genre : Religion
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Recently, and seemingly overnight, the once cliche slogan "God Bless America" became almost a national mantra. John MacArthur gets to the heart of the matter by asking the questions most Americans choose to ignore: "Should God bless America?" and "Is America deserving of blessing?" Turning to the Old Testament, he presents the simple truth of God's word, his blessing has always had conditions. MacArthur calls the Nation to turn back to God by showing us how we can become a nation that is once again blessed by God.
Category: Religion

God Bless America

Author :
ISBN : 9780310753230
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 35.44 MB
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Take a tour of the most amazing landmarks and cities in America! God Bless America will show readers how special their country is and how God made such a wonderful place for us to live.
Category: Juvenile Fiction