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In the spirit of The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,Caroline Kennedy shares a collection of patriotic poems, historical documents, and speeches. The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was an instant classic. Now, Caroline Kennedy is ready to share with listeners a collection of her own favorite writings.The works collected here-which span centuries and styles-have one thing in common: all are the perfect emblem of our country's patriotism and pride. Caroline Kennedy hand-picked all of the selections included in A Patriot's Handbook, and will read the introduction and personal commentary that captures each section. This audio program is a perfect gift for anyone craving a reminder of what our country's spirit is made of.
A stirring collection of poems, song lyrics, historical documents, and speeches, listeners will embrace this program as the perfect emblem of our country's patriotism and pride. This anthology is as varied as the country's cultural fabric and includes such classics as "This Land is Your Land, " "God Bless America, " portions of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance. A poignant tribute that represents America, listeners will appreciate it at a time when the country is seeking comfort -- and reminders of what makes up the American spirit.
Now in audiobook, the bestselling collection of patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents, speeches and photographs, edited by and with an introduction by Caroline Kennedy.
The America you will meet in the pages of A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK is one that derives its strength from its diversity, and from the way our variety allows us constantly to reinvent ourselves. We are a country of poets, from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Langston Hughes; we are a country of songwriters, from Irving Berlin to Woody Guthrie. We are a country of "The Pledge of Allegiance," but also of "The Times They Are A-Changin.'" The poems, songs, speeches, letters, and historical documents Caroline has chosen for this remarkable collection remind us of the foundations on which America was built. But they also ask us to examine what it truly means to be a "patriot," even if our assumptions are challenged along the way. Because it is only by doing so that America can "truly be our own." A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK is a book that every family should own, a valuable resource that can be shared for years to come.
Caroline Kennedy shares an inspiring collection of patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents, and speeches.
The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a blockbuster success, remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for 15 weeks with more than 500,000 copies in print. Now, Caroline Kennedy shares with readers an assortment of her own favorite American writings. The works collected here--which span centuries and styles--have one thing in common: all are emblematic of our country's patriotism and pride.
Caroline Kennedy researched all of the selections included in A Patriot's Handbook, wrote the introduction, and added personal commentary to each section. This elegantly packaged collection is the perfect gift for anyone in search of a reminder of what our country's spirit is made of.
"Over the past year we have all thought about what it means to be an American. I realized that I want my own children to know more about the ideals upon which this country was founded and the sacrifices that have been made to pass them on to us. This book is intended to help families explore the foundations of our freedom and to celebrate our heritage." (Caroline Kennedy)