Category: History: Military
Copyright/published Year: 2002 by William Morrow
No song is more intrinsically woven into the American ì tapestry than "Taps." Composed of a mere twenty-four notes, for ì nearly a century and a half it has been played to honor our ì country's fallen heroes, to pay tribute to our flag, and to ì herald the end of another day in a nation where freedom never ì sleeps. At one time or another every American has been touched by ì its haunting melody - its clear, sad tones conjuring up memories ì of loved ones lost, instilling hope, bringing comfort and peace. ì In a work of heart and scholarship, author Richard H. Schneider ì examines the legends, the history, and the enduring importance of ì a simple, soaring anthem that was first played in the aftermath ì of a horrific confrontation on American soil - the gift of a ì Union officer to his brave, battle-weary troops. Here the truths ì and myths of this plaintive bugle call are brought to light, ì mingled with poignant and stirring recollections of people from ì all walks of life - soldiers and civilians, men and women, young ì and old - whose lives have been influenced by it. In these ì challenging times of tribulation and uncertainty, "Taps" serves ì as a reminder of a great nation's struggles and triumphs, ì offering a balm for the spirit and hope for a new century.
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