A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love

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Now in audiobook, the bestselling collection of patriotic poems, song lyrics, historical documents, speeches and photographs, edited by and with an introduction by Caroline Kennedy.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 The poems, songs, speeches, letters, and historical documents Caroline has chosen for this remarkable collection remind us of the foundations on which America was built.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.

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Caroline Kennedyis the editor of theNew York TimesbestsellingA 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 ofThe Right to PrivacyandIn 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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A PATRIOT'S HANDBOOK is not a true audiobook. Rather, it is a masterful audio compilation of American songs, poems, stories, speeches, and other sources--recordings that tell the story of America, and why she remains a unique symbol of freedom. Many of the recordings are the originals, while others are performed by actors and politicians. This is that rare production that is best savored over time, as one listens one day to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, followed by Ronald Reagan's "Farewell Address," and the next by the letters between John and Abigail Adams. This unique program will serve for generations as an audio-textbook to students of American history of all ages. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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