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Jimmy Carter : a comprehensive biography from Plains to post-presidency

Author: Peter G Bourne
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1997.
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He is known as the Great Peace Maker, a man whose humanitarian ideals prompt his diplomatic intervention in places like Haiti, North Korea, Bosnia, the Middle East. Whether negotiating a cease-fire in shell-shocked Sarajevo or building houses for the homeless in Appalachia, Jimmy Carter can be found at the helm of a vast array of humanitarian efforts. An annual nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, he embodies the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bourne, Peter G., 1939-
Jimmy Carter.
New York : Scribner, c1997
(OCoLC)606028474
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Jimmy Carter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter G Bourne
ISBN: 0684195437 9780684195438
OCLC Number: 35955194
Notes: "A Lisa Drew book."
Description: 553 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ellis Arnall. --
Griffin Bell. --
Lloyd Bentsen. --
Edmund Brown. --
George Bush. --
Landon Butler. --
Pat Caddell. --
Joseph Califano. --
Howard Callaway. --
Bill Clinton. --
Julia Coleman. --
Richard Daley. --
Morris Dees. --
Gerald Ford. --
Stuart Eizenstat. --
Elections. --
Warren Fortson. --
David Gambrell. --
John Giarardeau. --
Barry Goldwater. --
James Gordy. --
William Gunter. --
James Gray. --
Cloyd Hall. --
Jubert Humphrey. --
Joe Hurst. --
Henry Jackson. --
Thomas Jefferson. --
Lyndon B.Johnson. --
Clarence JOnes. --
Hamilton Jordan. --
Edward Kennedy. --
John F. Kennedy. --
Martin Luther King. --
Charles Kirbo. --
Henry Kissinger. --
Tim Kraft. --
Ku Klux Klan. --
Bert Lance. --
Edna Langford. --
Robert Lipshutz. --
George McGovern. --
Lester Maddox. --
Dick Moe. --
Walter Mondale. --
Frank Moore. --
Edmund Muskie. --
Reinhold Niebuhr. --
Sam Nunn. --
Thomas O'Neill. --
Robert Pastor. --
Conie Plunkett. --
Brooks Pennington. --
Jody Powell. --
David Rabban. --
Gerald Rafshoon. --
Ronald Reagan. --
Hyman Rickover. --
David Rockefeller. --
Franklin D. Roosevelt. --
Al Rusher. --
Richard Russell. --
Anwar Sadat. --
Carl Sanders. --
Saudi Arabia. --
James Schlesinger. --
Greg Schneiders. --
Charles Schultze. --
Marvin Shoob. --
Sargent Shriver. --
Mark Siegel. --
Ethel Carter Slappey. --
Frances Smith. --
Murray smith. --
Gloria Carter Spann. --
Ruth Carter Stapleton. --
Adlai Stevenson. --
Herman Talmadge. --
Dylan Thomas. --
Harry Truman. --
Morris Udall. --
Cyrus Vance. --
Ernest Vandiver. --
Vietnam War. --
George Wallace. --
Watergate. --
Jack Watson. --
Thomas Edward Watson. --
Woodrow Wilson. --
Phil Wise. --
Sam Wise. --
Andrew Young.
Responsibility: Peter G. Bourne.

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He is known as the Great Peace Maker, a man whose humanitarian ideals prompt his diplomatic intervention in places like Haiti, North Korea, Bosnia, the Middle East. Whether negotiating a cease-fire in shell-shocked Sarajevo or building houses for the homeless in Appalachia, Jimmy Carter can be found at the helm of a vast array of humanitarian efforts. An annual nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, he embodies the qualities that the American public mourns having lost in its politicians: integrity, honesty, ethics, and dedication. Yet Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth president of the United States, is curiously apolitical. Despite his two diligent battles for the governorship of Georgia (he succeeded in 1970) and his "coup d'etat" election to the presidency in 1976, his was always less a political agenda than a moral one. He saw the office as a vehicle for constructive change, propelled by firm and very Christian convictions about right and wrong. To understand James Earl Carter, one must understand his upbringing, his faith, his unwavering beliefs. Peter Bourne traces Carter's dogma to its roots in Plains, Georgia, deep in the Baptist South, where the imbalanced society created by inherited wealth and segregation could not suppress the everyman farm worker who held dear the tenets of social justice and strove toward the highest goals. Tenacity and self-confidence would propel Carter from the Naval Academy to the Governorship to the presidency. Along the way, he remained devoted to Rosalynn and his family, to his religion, and to the ideology that the state and government have a responsibility to create a better society. As Bourne reveals, there would be no need for Carter to "reinvent" himself after public office. James Earl Carter went on to build houses for Habitat for Humanity; to create the Carter Presidential Center to focus on international conflict resolution, the Global 2000 program to reduce hunger and disease in Africa, and the Atlanta Project to address the most intractable inner city problems, all out of devotion to his life-long convictions. Jimmy Carter provides an insightful, intimate, and frank portrayal of the thirty-ninth president of the United States from a close friend and advisor of more than twenty-five years.

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