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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. mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Jimmy Carter

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2006) 1,419 exemplars
Living Faith (1996) 801 exemplars
The Virtues of Aging (1998) 377 exemplars
Christmas in Plains: Memories (2001) 367 exemplars
White House Diary (2010) — Autor; Narrador, algunes edicions349 exemplars
Sharing Good Times (2004) 264 exemplars
Turning Point (1992) 239 exemplars
Beyond the White House (2007) 216 exemplars
Why Not the Best? (1975) 178 exemplars
A Remarkable Mother (2008) 163 exemplars
The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (2002) 118 exemplars
Faith: A Journey For All (2018) 118 exemplars
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995) 80 exemplars
Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage (2000) — Introducció — 10 exemplars
The Paintings of Jimmy Carter (2018) 6 exemplars
The Presidential campaign 1976 (1978) 4 exemplars
Conversations With Carter (1998) 3 exemplars
Jimmy Carter per Jimmy Carter (1976) 2 exemplars
Virtures of Aging 2 exemplars
A Turning Point 1 exemplars
Hang time (1999) 1 exemplars
Camino al Triunfo 1 exemplars
National Energy Plan, 1977 (1977) 1 exemplars
The Journey 1 exemplars
State Of The Union Addresses (2004) 1 exemplars
Carter on the arts (1977) 1 exemplars

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Our Fifty States (2004) — Pròleg — 424 exemplars
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Col·laborador — 341 exemplars
Overeaters Anonymous (1980) — Telegram (in Appendices), algunes edicions117 exemplars
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft (1994) — Pròleg — 85 exemplars
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Introducció — 84 exemplars
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Where We Stand: Voices Of Southern Dissent (2004) — Pròleg — 27 exemplars
Southerners: A Journalist's Odyssey (1980) — Subject — 27 exemplars
The Democrats: From Jefferson to Clinton (1995) — Pròleg — 18 exemplars
The International Bill of Human Rights (1981) — Pròleg — 18 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
A Christmas Housewarming (1992) — Pròleg — 11 exemplars
International Mediation in Venezuela (2011) — Pròleg — 4 exemplars
Craft in America: Season 3: Family [TV series] (2011) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
1990 General Elections in Haiti (1991) — Pròleg — 2 exemplars
A Cozy Infinity: A Cappella at 25 (2014) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, issue No. 1 (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
The White House ... It's Your House, Too (1977) — Prefaci — 1 exemplars


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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 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
bell7 | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Nov 25, 2023 |
introduction to theology
SrMaryLea | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | 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.
rebwaring | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |



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