“O say can you see by the dawn’s early light…” You may have sung the National Anthem a hundred times but do you know who penned those lyrics and why he wrote them? Our guest, an award winning author, will share the drama and suspense behind this song that has inspired generations of Americans!
John and Abigail Adams were nothing short of remarkable. Despite ongoing personal hardships in their lives, they felt a strong call to step into the duty of serving their country. Our guest will join us to share keen insight into the lives of these two great Americans.
Jane Hampton Cook is an award-winning author who brings history and biographies to life. Jane is the author of seven books, including America’s Star-Spangled Story and American Phoenix. Cook served former president George W. Bush as a webmaster for five years, including three in the Texas governor’s office and two in the White House as deputy director of Internet news services. Cook is a frequent guest on Fox News and numerous other television, radio, online, and print outlets.
Joseph J. Ellis is one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. The author of nine books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation and won the National Book Award for American Sphinx, a biography of Thomas Jefferson. His in-depth chronicle of the life of our first President, His Excellency: George Washington, was a New York Times bestseller. He has appeared in several PBS documentaries on early America, including “John and Abigail [Adams]” for PBS’s The American Experience and a History Channel documentary on George Washington.