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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. vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Jimmy Carter

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2006) 1,390 eksemplarer
Living Faith (1996) 790 eksemplarer
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (2015) 438 eksemplarer
The Virtues of Aging (1998) 370 eksemplarer
Christmas in Plains: Memories (2001) 358 eksemplarer
White House Diary (2010) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver343 eksemplarer
Sharing Good Times (2004) 259 eksemplarer
Turning Point (1992) 235 eksemplarer
Always a Reckoning and Other Poems (1994) 216 eksemplarer
Beyond the White House (2007) 211 eksemplarer
Hvorfor ikke vort bedste? (1975) 174 eksemplarer
A Remarkable Mother (2008) 158 eksemplarer
The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (2002) 114 eksemplarer
Faith: A Journey For All (2018) 111 eksemplarer
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995) 79 eksemplarer
A Government as Good as Its People (1977) 37 eksemplarer
The Wit and Wisdom of Jimmy Carter (1977) 12 eksemplarer
Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage (2000) — Introduktion — 10 eksemplarer
The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter (2017) 8 eksemplarer
The Paintings of Jimmy Carter (2018) 4 eksemplarer
The Presidential campaign 1976 (1978) 4 eksemplarer
Conversations With Carter (1998) 3 eksemplarer
Jimmy Carter per Jimmy Carter (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Virtures of Aging 2 eksemplarer
State Of The Union Addresses (2004) 1 eksemplar
Carter on the arts (1977) 1 eksemplar
Hang time (1999) 1 eksemplar
The Journey 1 eksemplar
National Energy Plan, 1977 (1977) 1 eksemplar
Camino al Triunfo 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography (1931) — Forord, nogle udgaver720 eksemplarer
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Bidragyder — 589 eksemplarer
Journey Through Heartsongs (2001) — Forord — 454 eksemplarer
Our Fifty States (2004) — Forord — 411 eksemplarer
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 337 eksemplarer
Overeaters Anonymous (1980) — Telegram (in Appendices), nogle udgaver117 eksemplarer
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Bidragyder — 111 eksemplarer
Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft (1994) — Forord — 84 eksemplarer
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Introduktion — 84 eksemplarer
America on My Mind: The Best of America in Words and Photographs (1991) — Introduktion — 39 eksemplarer
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Where We Stand: Voices Of Southern Dissent (2004) — Forord — 27 eksemplarer
Southerners: A Journalist's Odyssey (1980) — Subject — 27 eksemplarer
The Democrats: From Jefferson to Clinton (1995) — Forord — 18 eksemplarer
The International Bill of Human Rights (1981) — Forord — 18 eksemplarer
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
A Christmas Housewarming (1992) — Forord — 11 eksemplarer
International Mediation in Venezuela (2011) — Forord — 4 eksemplarer
Craft in America: Season 3: Family [TV series] (2011) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
1990 General Elections in Haiti (1991) — Forord — 2 eksemplarer
A Cozy Infinity: A Cappella at 25 (2014) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, issue No. 1 (2021) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
The White House ... It's Your House, Too (1977) — Forord — 1 eksemplar

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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 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
bell7 | 21 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |
introduction to theology
SrMaryLea | 4 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 27 andre anmeldelser | Aug 14, 2023 |



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