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Election Carter (297 electoral votes) vs. Ford (240)
Carter was the first president to be born in a hospital.
Carter was one of three presidents to attend a military academy. He went to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
Jimmy Carter is a speed reader. He has been recorded reading 2000 words per minute.
Carter studied nuclear physics at Annapolis.
In 1953 he returned to Georgia to take over the family peanut farm. He improved production and became a millionaire in the peanut industry by 1979.
Carter was the first president sworn in using his nickname, Jimmy.
He was the first president to send his mother on a diplomatic mission.
When he conducted the first presidential phone-in, over nine million people tried to call.
Peter Bourne wrote Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency. This is roughly 500 to 600 pages. As its title indicates, it is comprehensive.
The other one I read focused more on Carter's presidency. Burton Kaufman's book is The Presidency of James Earl Carter, Jr. Around 300 pages or so.
After reading these two, I doubt I'll read anymore Carter bios anytime soon.
What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's 'Malaise,' and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country by Kevin Mattson.
This is the book about Carter's "Malaise speech." Today is the 30th anniversary of that speech.