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Amazing Grace The Story of America's Most Beloved Song

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ISBN-10: 0060002190

ISBN-13: 9780060002190

Edition: N/A

Authors: Steve Turner

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Behind our most beloved hymn 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. Newton had been rescued from Africa by a merchant ship when, during an eleven-hour storm on the Atlantic, he converted to Christianity. Years later, as…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

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