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SONGS OF AMERICA Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation

by | Read by Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw

History • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2019

The best songs can match the best of any art in their ability to move people and preserve the feelings of a moment. Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw, narrating their own words, demonstrate this with a selection of political and protest songs both familiar and unfamiliar. Meacham covers the historical context, while McGraw reads many of the lyrics and comments on how some of the songs work and, often, on their personal meanings to him. Both are thoughtful and interesting, and they cover songs from all over the political spectrum. Oddly, though, while the audiobook includes a number of instrumental versions in the background, there are no vocal renditions by either of the authors, so we must look elsewhere to know what the songs sound like. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2019]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2019

DD ISBN 9780593164136 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2019

DD ISBN 9780593164143 $76.00

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