Search Results: "Jimmy Carter"


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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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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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Released: April 2, 1985

"Still: a creditable work of popular instruction, by a celebrated author."
In Carter, the US had a Christian president for whom biblical history was as real as it was for his Muslim and Jewish opposite-numbers, Egypt's Sadat and Israel's Begin: hence the titular image of three peoples, three faiths with a single source. 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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Makes a strong case for the Carter Center as an effective tool for international diplomacy, human welfare and social reform."
The former president surveys 25 years of global good works, both political and humanitarian. 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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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 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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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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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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Released: Nov. 2, 1982

We came to Washington as outsiders and never appreciably changed this status." Read full book review >