Search Results: "Jimmy Carter"


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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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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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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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LIVING FAITH by Jimmy Carter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Carter's life is best summarized by the title of one of his chapters: faith in action."
An unforgettable spiritual autobiography filled with wisdom and pleas for justice. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 1988

"435), this refreshing reminiscence, low-keyed yet heartfelt, akin in spirit to Winston Churchill's Painting as a Pastime, is, while by no means classic nature writing, one of the most delightful and offbeat Presidential memoirs ever."
A perfectly charming memoir of a lifetime of rural outings by the man from Plains, Georgia. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1977

"The Inaugural Address and 'highlights' of the Playboy interview are also included."
To open this collection of the new President's campaign speeches is to be assailed by the bothersome thought that such a volume is distinctly precipitate. Read full book review >

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Released: June 8, 1987

"Sure to be a biggie, for what it reveals about a political enigma and for its compassionate, caring advice."
A fascinating page-turner, as much for the down-to-earth counsel on getting on with life after a failure as for the personal revelations of the former President and First Lady. 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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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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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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Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A must. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In lucid detail, Carter surveys the ills that thwart peace and suggests constructive ways to address them, opening with a moving account of his own role in the Camp David Accords, an agreement that was based on his thorough understanding of the antagonists' personalities and agendas. 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 >