Greenwich writer tells new story of 'Star Spangled Banner'

December 14, 2014 10:04 AM

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It's hard to sing, its wording is old-fashioned and it commemorates an obscure battle in an obscure war.

Then how is it that "The Star-Spangled Banner" became the national anthem loved — and not so loved — by millions of Americans? It's a question that Marc Ferris sought to answer in a new book timed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the song written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812. (Th...

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