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A patriot's handbook : songs, poems, stories, and speeches celebrating the land we love  Cover Image Book Book

A patriot's handbook : songs, poems, stories, and speeches celebrating the land we love

Kennedy, Caroline, 1957- (Added Author).

Summary

Summary: From Publishers Weekly: The rich and sometimes discordant strains of American self-scrutiny fill this wide-ranging anthology. Kennedy (The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) arranges the more than 200 selections according to themes like "The Flag," "Freedom of Speech," "Work, Opportunity and Invention" and "The Individual," and devotes equal space to the official, the devotional and the oppositional. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are reprinted in full, along with a large selection of presidential inaugurals and farewells and excerpts from landmark Supreme Court decisions. Popular songs include "Yankee Doodle," "This Land Is Your Land" and "Surfin' U.S.A." Poems and fiction from such luminaries as Whitman, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Stephen Crane, Alice Walker and Annie Proulx explore the variegated textures of American life. The dissident voices of Thoreau, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass hold America to account for its injustice; H.L. Mencken castigates it as "a commonwealth of third-rate men"; and Oscar Wilde raises a sardonic eyebrow at the whole dubious enterprise. Combining traditional touchstones of Americanism with many insightful surprises, Kennedy's thoughtful arrangement of works of historical significance and literary quality will reward both casual browsers and those conducting a more focused investigation of the nation's patriotic literature.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780786869183
  • ISBN: 0786869186
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 663 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2003.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 1 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 4 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: War and peace : Speech after defeat by the Virginia militia, 1774 / Chief Logan ; Speech to the second Virginia convention, March 23, 1775 / Patrick Henry ; Common sense, February 14, 1776 / Thomas Paine ; Paul Revere's ride / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1863 ; The Monroe doctrine, 1823 ; The battle hymn of the Republic / Julia Ward Howe, 1861 ; Shiloh, a requiem / Herman Melville, April 1862 ; Final emancipation proclamation, January 1, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln ; Gettysburg address, November 19, 1863 / Abraham Lincoln ; Second inaugural address, March 4, 1865 / Abraham Lincoln ; Memoirs / Ulysses S. Grant, 1885-1886 ; Surrender to the U.S. army, 1877 / Chief Joseph ; The Marines' song, 1891 ; Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind / Stephen Crane, 1899 ; The Caisson song / Edmund L. Gruber, 1907 ; War message to Congress, April 2, 1917 / Woodrow Wilson ; Over there / George M. Cohan, 1917 ; The unknown soldier / Billy Rose ; September 1, 1939 / W.H. Auden, 1941 ; War message to Congress, December 8, 1941 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; The gift outright / Robert Frost, 1942 ; Martial Cadenza / Wallace Stevens, 1954 ; The great crusade, June 6, 1944 / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; On the atomic bomb, 1945 / H. Robert Oppenheimer ; The fateful decision, 1948 / Albert Einstein ; Address to the nation on Korea, April 11, 1951 / Harry S. Truman ; Farewell address, January 17, 1961 / Dwight D. Eisenhower ; Blowin' in the wind / Bob Dylan, 1962 ; Commencement address at American University, June 10, 1963 / John F. Kennedy ; Vietnam veterans against the war / John Kerry, 1971 ; Born in the U.S.A. / Bruce Springsteen, 1984 ; On the rainy river (from The things they carried), 1990 / Tim O'Brien ; Remarks upon returning from the People's Republic of China, February 28, 1972 / Richard M. Nixon ; Remarks at Michigan State University, May 5, 1995 / William Jefferson Clinton ; Address on terrorism before a Joint meeting of Congress, September 20, 2001 / George W. Bush ; Address upon receiving the Nobel Prize, December 10, 2002 / Jimmy Carter -- Work, opportunity, and invention :-- The new colossus / Emma Lazarus, 1883 ; Explusion of the immigrants, c. 1884 / Huang Zunxian ; I hear America singing / Walt Whitman, 1891 ; I've been working on the railroad ; Letter to Octave Chanute, May 13, 1900 / Wilbur Wright ; Speech at the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, July 22, 1905 / Florence Kelley ; The jungle / Upton Sinclair, 1906 ; Ellis Island / Henry James, 1907 ; Barrio boy, 1971 / Ernesto Galarza ; My life and work, 1922 / Henry Ford ; They won't think, 1921 / Thomas Alva Edison ; Happy days are here again / Milton Ager and Jack Yellen, 1929 ; Brother, can you spare a dime? / E.Y. Harburg and Jay Gorney, 1932 ; First inaugural address, March 4, 1933 / Franklin Delano Roosevelt ; West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937) ; Grapes of wrath / John Steinbeck, 1939 ; Death of a salesman, 1949 / Arthur Miller ; The kitchen debate, Moscow, 1959 / Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev ; Ellis Island interview, March 22, 1991 / Manny Steen ; King Leer, 1950 / Groucho Marx ; Coal miner's daughter / Loretta Lynn, 1970 ; Choosing a dream: Italians in Hell's Kitchen, 1971 / Mario Puzo ; Recapturing America's moral vision, University of Kansas, March 18, 1968 / Robert F. Kennedy ; Address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, November 9, 1984 / Cesar Chavez ; My hometown / Bruce Springsteen, 1984 ; POPism, 1975 / Andy Warhol ; Speech to the Democratic convention, August 12, 1980 / Edward M. Kennedy ; Homeless children speak, 1986 / David Bright ; Speech at the Republican convention, August 18, 1988 / George Bush ; The joy luck club / Amy Tan, 1989 ; The education of an American, September 21, 2001 / Arnold Schwarzenegger ; Capitalizing on the "cognitive niche", 1999 / Bill Gates ; God bless America / Irving Berlin, 1938 ; The Thanksgivings / Iroquois, 1891 ; Twelfth song of the thunder / Navajo, 1887 ; Oh! Susanna / Stephen Foster, 1848 ; Old cotton fields at home / Huddie Ledbetter, 1936 ; Light in August / William Faulkner, 1932 ; Let us now praise famous men / James Agee, 1941 ; Florida / Elizabeth Bishop, 1946 ; The adventures of Huckleberry Finn / Mark Twain, 1884 ; Stopping by woods on a snowy evening / Robert Frost, 1923 ; Moby-Dick / Herman Melville, 1851 ; The sidewalks of New York / James W. Blake and Charles B. Lawlor, 1894 ; New York, New York / Fred Ebb and John Kander, 1977 ; Jazz / Toni Morrison, 1992 ; Chicago / Carl Sandburg, 1916 ; The significance of the frontier in American history, 1893 / Frederick Jackson Turner ; The ballad of Davy Crockett / George Bruns and Tom Blackburn, 1954 ; O pioneers! / Willa Cather, 1913 ; Response to the breakup of their reservation, 1903 / Northern Utes ; Home on the range / David Guion, 1930 ; The old Chisholm trail, c. 1880 ; The mud below / Annie Proulx, 1999 ; Oklahoma / Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, 1943 ; I left my heart in San Fransciso / George C. Cory, Jr. and Douglass Cross, 1954 ; Sunset / Jack Kerouac, 1960 ; Surfin' U.S.A. / Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson, 1963 ; Los Angeles notebook / Joan Didion, 1966 ; Big yellow taxi / Joni Mitchell, 1970 ; The wilderness letter / Wallace Stegner, 1960 ; America / Paul Simon, 1968 ; America, the beautiful / Katharine Lee Bates, 1893 -- This land is your land / Woody Guthrie, 1940.
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Available for distribution in: CANADA, USA.
Subject: United States
American literature
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
UNITED STATES
United States
American literature
American poetry
Patriotic poetry
Patriotism United States
Patriotism Literary collections
American speeches
United States Literary collections
United States
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Patriotism
Patriotic poetry, American
American literature
Patriotism Literary collections
Patriotism United States
United States
American literature
Patriotic poetry, American
Patriotism United States
Patriotism Literary collections
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
United States Literary collections
Genre: Literature.
Literary collections.
Literature.

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