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Amazing Grace The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

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ISBN-10: 0060002182

ISBN-13: 9780060002183

Edition: 2002

Authors: Steve Turner

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Behind our most beloved song is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny Plantain Island off the coast of Africa, where Newton was held captive for almost a year, to the Kentucky-Tennessee border and other parts of the South, where the hymn first began to spread. As a young man, John Newton was pressed into the Royal Navy, but was such a rebellious sailor that he was moved to a slave ship in Madeira and…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/5/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100

STEVE TURNER is a performance poet and journalist. Author of several anthologies of adult verse, children's poetry and many rock biographies.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
Creation
Press-Ganged
Captive in Africa
Mid-Atlantic Crisis
Slave Captain
Olney Hymns
Abolition
Dissemination
Meeting the Music
Spread by Revival
The Gospel Sound
In the Folk Tradition
Into the Charts
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Understanding Grace
App. 1: "Amazing Grace" Lists
App. 2: Select Discography
App. 3: Who's Who
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