Search Results: "Jimmy Carter"


BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CARTER by Tim O’Shei
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2002

"This series and the accompanying easy-to-navigate Web site will make this predictable assignment less daunting and a little more interesting for the writer. (index, chapter notes, annotated Web addresses, bibliography.) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jimmy Carter's life story presented specifically for the reader who has a report to write for school. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A readable, if utilitarian, update for Ed Slavin's Jimmy Carter (1989) and the other series biographies. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In Schraff's view, although Carter's presidential record is decidedly mixed, in the days since he sacrificed his political career to save the lives of the Iran hostages, he has become our ``best example of a retired former president.'' In clear, concise prose, this entry in the United States Presidents series traces Carter's career from five-year-old peanut vendor to venerable peacemaker, showing how he overcame the obstacles of a rustic background and substandard education to excel in the navy, in business, and in politics, closing with a summary account of his post-presidential achievements up to his 1996 visit to Tunisia to mediate the Rwanda-Burundi conflict. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Julian E. Zelizer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In just 150 pages, Zelizer manages to effectively analyze how Carter's personality has led him to both failure and success."
Zelizer (History and Public Affairs/Princeton Univ.; Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism, 2009, etc.) insightfully examines the 39th president. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER, AMERICAN MORALIST by Kenneth E. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 1996

"A penetrating analysis of the unique moral outlook that animated an enigmatic president."
A revisionist study of a controversial and misunderstood president, stressing the origins, nature, and central importance of his beliefs. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 1979

"But this collection of sermonettes and pious remarks has little else to recommend it—except that, after all, the born-again Baptist saying all this is the President."
Everything, but everything, Jimmy Carter has said about religion over the past two years. Read full book review >

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A FULL LIFE by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2015

"A memoir that reads like an epilogue to a life of accomplishment."
Notes at 90 from a former president at peace. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Carter, who looks better with each passing year, tacks on an appendix describing the Atlanta Project, his ambitious program to help the urban poor."
The Man from Plains continues his admirable post-White House literary career (An Outdoor Journal, 1988, etc.) with a blow-by-blow account of his first run for office, in 1962. Read full book review >

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A CALL TO ACTION by Jimmy Carter
NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"The overall effect is one of well-meaning but fuzzy prescription, less rigorous than this difficult subject requires."
The former president and indefatigable humanitarian writes again, this time linking worldly woes that "fall disproportionately on women and girls." Read full book review >

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A REMARKABLE MOTHER by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A low-key, well-balanced tribute."
Former president Carter (Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope, 2007, etc.) affectionately remembers his mother, the redoubtable Miss Lillian. Read full book review >

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THE HORNET’S NEST by Jimmy Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2003

"Carter's 17th book (Christmas in Plains, 2001, etc.), the first work of fiction by a US president, will certainly inform, but, lacking the novelist's spark, it's unlikely to move or grip."
Setting his hand to historical fiction, the former president focuses on the American Revolution, getting the history part right, the fiction not quite. Read full book review >

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THE VIRTUES OF AGING by Jimmy Carter
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1998

"Given its brevity, the work is more of a call to senior citizens to reconsider how best to live life than it is a guide to any of the details involved."
A heartfelt if somewhat unsurprising view of old age by the former president. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"Plenty to nit-pick, but Carter's overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through."
The former president shares his personal thoughts, saturated with his religious beliefs, on the moral decline of the U.S. political sphere. Read full book review >