The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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9780786871506: The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Here is the definitive collection of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' favourite poems, selected and introduced by her daughter, Caroline Kennedy. These accessible poems, divided into five comprehensive sections, encouraged and inspired the former First Lady. Now, she shares her favourite poems-the words behind her strong belief in the importance of literature.

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Caroline Kennedy is the editor of the "New York Times "bestselling A Patriot's Handbook, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, A Family of Poems, A Family Christmas, and the coauthor of The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Fund for Public Schools in New York City and President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. She lives in New York City.

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The love of literature that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis shared with her family comes alive in this collection of over a hundred poems divided into seven sections that show a breadth of interest including the likes of Shakespeare, Yeats, and Dickinson as well as Cummings, Longfellow, and Millay. And, of course, the Kennedys' beloved Robert Frost. This is a lovely presentation. Caroline Kennedy introduces each section with a nice blend of grace and nostalgia as she reminisces about how the poems fit into the life of the Kennedy clan. No information is given about the seven narrators, who all read in a comfortably low-key manner, never giving the impression that they are overdoing their performances to make sure listeners know they are hearing Thespians Read Poetry. Claire Bloom gives the strongest performances, especially when she reads Keats. The CD package includes a numbered listing of each poem, author, and reader. All in all, a wonderful sampler presented with respect for the listener and the poets. P.B.J. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2002 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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