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The Rock Star of His Time

In honor of the Fourth of July, today’s Between the Covers podcast is with John Philip Sousa IV, author of John Philip Sousa’s America: A Patriot’s Life in Images and Words. We discuss why Sousa was “the rock star of his time,” what a Sousa concert was like, and how Sousa’s music became so connected to patriotism.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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