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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. mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jimmy Carter

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (2006) 1,390 exemplares
Living Faith (1996) 790 exemplares
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (2015) 438 exemplares
The Virtues of Aging (1998) 370 exemplares
Christmas in Plains: Memories (2001) 358 exemplares
White House Diary (2010) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições344 exemplares
Sharing Good Times (2004) 259 exemplares
Turning Point (1992) 235 exemplares
Always a Reckoning and Other Poems (1994) 216 exemplares
Beyond the White House (2007) 211 exemplares
Why Not the Best? (1975) 174 exemplares
A Remarkable Mother (2008) 158 exemplares
The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (2002) 114 exemplares
Faith: A Journey For All (2018) 111 exemplares
The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer (1995) 79 exemplares
Atlanta: The Right Kind of Courage (2000) — Introdução — 10 exemplares
The Paintings of Jimmy Carter (2018) 4 exemplares
The Presidential campaign 1976 (1978) 4 exemplares
Conversations With Carter (1998) 3 exemplares
Jimmy Carter per Jimmy Carter (1976) 2 exemplares
Virtures of Aging 2 exemplares
State Of The Union Addresses (2004) 1 exemplar
Carter on the arts (1977) 1 exemplar
Hang time (1999) 1 exemplar
The Journey 1 exemplar
National Energy Plan, 1977 (1977) 1 exemplar
Camino al Triunfo 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography (1931) — Prefácio, algumas edições720 exemplares
Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson (2007) — Contribuidor — 589 exemplares
Journey Through Heartsongs (2001) — Prefácio — 454 exemplares
Our Fifty States (2004) — Prefácio — 411 exemplares
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
Overeaters Anonymous (1980) — Telegram (in Appendices), algumas edições117 exemplares
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Religion, The Missing Dimension of Statecraft (1994) — Prefácio — 84 exemplares
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Introdução — 84 exemplares
America on My Mind: The Best of America in Words and Photographs (1991) — Introdução — 39 exemplares
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Where We Stand: Voices Of Southern Dissent (2004) — Prefácio — 27 exemplares
Southerners: A Journalist's Odyssey (1980) — Subject — 27 exemplares
The Democrats: From Jefferson to Clinton (1995) — Prefácio — 18 exemplares
The International Bill of Human Rights (1981) — Prefácio — 18 exemplares
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
A Christmas Housewarming (1992) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
International Mediation in Venezuela (2011) — Prefácio — 4 exemplares
Craft in America: Season 3: Family [TV series] (2011) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
1990 General Elections in Haiti (1991) — Prefácio — 2 exemplares
A Cozy Infinity: A Cappella at 25 (2014) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Bitter Southerner Magazine, issue No. 1 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The White House ... It's Your House, Too (1977) — Prefácio — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

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Carter, James Earl
Outros nomes
Картер, Джимми
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Plains, Georgia, USA
Locais de residência
Plains, Georgia, USA
The White House, Washington, D.C., USA
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southwestern State University
United States Naval Academy
naval officer (Lieutenant, US Navy)
Governor of Georgia (1971-1975|Democrat)
President of the United States (1977-1981|Democrat)
Carter, Rosalynn (wife|1946|her death|2023)
Carter, Billy (brother)
Stapleton, Ruth Carter (sister)
Spann, Gloria Carter (sister)
Carter, Lillian (mother)
Carter, Jeff (son) (mostrar todos 7)
Carter, Annette (daughter-in-law)
Habitat for Humanity
The Carter Center
Phi Beta Kappa
Prémios e menções honrosas
Nobel Prize (Peace|2002)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999)
Ridenhour Courage Prize (2007)
Time Magazine, Man of the Year (1976)
Lynn Nesbit

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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) was the 39th President of the United States from 1977 - 1981, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate, and was the 76th Governor of Georgia from 1971 - 1975.[1]




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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
bell7 | 21 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
introduction to theology
SrMaryLea | 4 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |



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