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A patriot's handbook : poems, stories, and speeches celebrating the land we love
Publication Information:
[New York] : Hyperion Audiobooks, ©2003.
Physical Description:
3 audio discs (approximately 3.5 hr.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from container.

Compact discs.

"Featuring archival recordings of Neil Armstrong, Robert Frost, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, John McCain, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Selections also read by various readers including James Earl Jones, Edward M. Kennedy, Martha Plimpton, and Vanessa Williams.
CD 1. Title/Montage -- Introduction -- Flags / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Mike Christian Story / John McCain -- Ship of state / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- First words spoken by a man on the moon, July 20, 1969 -- Farewell address, January 11, 1989 / Ronald Reagan -- I like Americans / Edna St. Vincent Millay -- Picture of Dorian Gray / Oscar Wilde -- Constitutional Convention, speech at the conclusion of its deliberations, September 17, 1787 / Benjamin Franklin -- United States of America v. Susan B. Anthony -- To kill a mockingbird / Harper Lee -- America / Samuel Francis Smith -- If I had a country, I should be a patriot, September 24, 1847 / Frederick Douglass -- Sympathy / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Address at "I am an American" Day, Central Park, New York, May 21, 1944 / Judge Learned Hand -- Remarks to the Senate in support of a Declaration of Conscience, June 1, 1950 / Margaret Chase Smith.

cd 2. Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, September 12, 1960 / John F. Kennedy -- Speech against missionaries' efforts to baptize members of the Seneca tribe, 1805 / Chief Red Jacket -- Statement against the Writs of Assistance, Boston, 1761 / James Otis -- Letter to John Adams, March 31, 1776 / Abigail Adams -- Letter to Abigail Adams, April 14, 1776 / John Adams -- Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth -- Merry-go-round / Langston Hughes -- Feminine mystique / Betty Friedan -- Address at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963 / Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Statement on Americans with Disabilities Act, May 9, 1989 / Edward M. Kennedy -- Road not taken / Robert Frost -- Souls of Black folk. Sorrow songs / W.E.B. DuBois -- Day of affirmation, Cape Town University, June 6, 1966 / Robert F. Kennedy.

cd 3. Self-reliance / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Surrender to the U.S. Army, 1877 / Chief Joseph -- Final Emancipation Proclamation, Januarry 1, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln -- Shiloh, a requiem / Herman Melville -- Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln -- September 1, 1939 / W.H. Auden -- War message to Congress, December 8, 1941 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- On the atomic bomb / J. Robert Oppenheimer -- Fateful decision / Albert Einstein -- I hear America singing / Walt Whitman -- New colossus / Emma Lazarus -- Ellis Island interview, March 22, 1991 / Manny Steen -- Telegram to their father, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903 / Orville and Wilbur Wright -- Homeless children speak / David Bright -- POPism / Andy Warhol -- Gift outright / Robert Frost -- Moby-Dick / Herman Melville -- Let us now praise famous men / James Agee -- Significance of the frontier in American history / Frederick Jackson Turner -- Jazz / Toni Morrison -- Wilderness idea / Wallace Stegner -- End credits.
Presents a selection of patriotic speeches, poems, song lyrics, and historical documents, including the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, the Pledge of Allegiance, and other writings emblematic of American pride and spirit.


Call Number
CD 810.8 Patriots 2003

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he 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.

Author Notes

Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in New York City on born November 27, 1957 to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. She received an A.B. from Radcliffe College in 1979 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1988. She is the author and editor of several books on constitutional law, American history, politics, and poetry including In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action, The Right to Privacy, The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Profiles in Courage for Our Time, A Patriot's Handbook, A Family Christmas, and She Walks in Beauty - A Woman's Journey through Poems. She has also compiled the interview tapes and written the forward for Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy.

(Bowker Author Biography)