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James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946, and spent seven years as an officer in the Navy. When his term was over, Carter returned to Plains and began his career in politics at the state level in 1962. näytä lisää In 1970, he was elected Governor of Georgia and six years later announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Carter campaigned against Gerald Ford and eventually won with 297 electoral votes, becoming the 39th President of the United States. As President, Carter established a National Energy Policy, expanded the National Park System and created the Department of Education. He was also instrumental in the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which helped to bring peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiations of the SALT II Nuclear Limitations Treaty with the Soviet Union. Upon completion of his term as President, he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict and to enhance freedom and democracy around the world. In 2002, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize. He has written several books including An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Our Endangered Values, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, and Faith: A Journey for All. (Bowker Author Biography) Jimmy Carter who served as thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born in Plains, Georgia, in 1924. After leaving the White House he and his wife Rosalynn, founded the Atlanta-based Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2006) 1,420 kappaletta
Living Faith (1996) 802 kappaletta
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (2015) 457 kappaletta
The Virtues of Aging (1998) 378 kappaletta
Christmas in Plains: Memories (2001) 367 kappaletta
White House Diary (2010) — Tekijä; Kertoja, eräät painokset349 kappaletta
Sharing Good Times (2004) 264 kappaletta
Turning Point (1992) 239 kappaletta
Always a Reckoning and Other Poems (1994) 226 kappaletta
Beyond the White House (2007) 216 kappaletta
Why Not the Best? (1975) 178 kappaletta
A Remarkable Mother (2008) 163 kappaletta
The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (2002) 118 kappaletta
Faith: A Journey For All (2018) 118 kappaletta
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995) 81 kappaletta
The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter (2017) 10 kappaletta
Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage (2000) — Johdanto — 10 kappaletta
The Paintings of Jimmy Carter (2018) 6 kappaletta
The Presidential campaign 1976 (1978) 4 kappaletta
Conversations With Carter (1998) 3 kappaletta
Jimmy Carter per Jimmy Carter (1976) 2 kappaletta
Virtures of Aging 2 kappaletta
A Turning Point 1 kappale
Hang time (1999) 1 kappale
National Energy Plan, 1977 (1977) 1 kappale
The Journey 1 kappale
Carter on the arts (1977) 1 kappale

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The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Johdanto — 84 kappaletta
Where We Stand: Voices Of Southern Dissent (2004) — Esipuhe — 27 kappaletta
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A Cozy Infinity: A Cappella at 25 (2014) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, issue No. 1 (2021) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The White House ... It's Your House, Too (1977) — Esipuhe — 1 kappale

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I've been looking for a book about the Middle East, one that goes back far enough to help understand the bloody mess of the place. [[Jimmy Carter]]'s book was perfect, going back to biblical history, as a foundation, and traveling through all of modern history. Honestly, I could have stopped after reading the acknowledgements, as Carter says of the strife there, "The most unremitting conflicts of the Middle East are not on the battlefields but in the minds of the people there." He comes back to this concept again and again, detailing his visits with the leaders in power when he was President in efforts to establish some kind of peace in the region. The keen understanding of the human condition he brings to the accounts of these meetings is so necessary in understanding how we got to this place. He is somewhat forgiving of the Reagan years, but lays much of the blame for the broken peace in quick-draw Ronnie's Beirut policies. So many missed opportunities, so many leaders ooking for individual victories and to maintain political power.

There is only one other review here on LT, and it is quite dismissive. Sure, you could read this book to see what things looked like during the Carter years. Or, you could read this book because Jimmy Carter is the only American President to broker any form of peace in about 100 years. Seems like that's a good reason to start here if you want to understand this part of the world.

Highly Recommended!!!!!
5 bones!!!!!
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blackdogbooks | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 3, 2023 |
Jimmy Carter recounts his boyhood growing up on a Georgia farm.

The only reason I picked it up was because it fit a book challenge I'm working through this year, and I'm really glad it prompted me to read this. Carter grew up in Archery and Plains, Georgia, working on the farm with his dad and alongside black sharecropping families. The style is somewhat meandering and conversational, but I went along for the ride and especially appreciated his reflection on segregation and his experiences and influences as a child. An enjoyable memoir from the 39th president of the United States.… (lisätietoja)
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bell7 | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 25, 2023 |
introduction to theology
 
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SrMaryLea | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 22, 2023 |
Always thoughtful, the best former-president, takes a candid look at American culture and the recent shift from home, compassion and optimism.
 
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