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. With texts as varied as America's cultural composition, this anthology includes material such as "This Land Is Your Land," "God Bless America," the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
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 few months 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 it on to us. This book is intended to help families explore the foundations of our freedom and to celebrate our heritage." —Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the editor of Profiles in Courage for Our Time. She is also the co-author of the national bestsellers The Right to Privacy and In Our Defense: The Bill of Rights in Action. She serves as president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.