By Jimmy Carter
“A hot and unique memoir.” —Los Angeles Times
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, foreign humanitarian, fisherman, displays on his complete and chuffed existence with satisfaction, humor, and some moment thoughts.
At 90, Jimmy Carter displays on his private and non-private existence with a frankness that's disarming. He provides element and emotion approximately his early life in rural Georgia that he defined in his outstanding An Hour ahead of Daylight. He writes approximately racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing routine at Annapolis, and the way he approximately misplaced his existence two times serving on submarines and his remarkable interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound effect his mom had on him, and the way he trendy his father even supposing he didn’t emulate him. He admits that he made up our minds to hand over the army and later input politics with out consulting his spouse, Rosalynn, and the way appalled he's in retrospect.
In A complete Life, Carter tells what he's happy with and what he could do another way. He discusses his remorse at wasting his re-election, yet how he and Rosalynn driven on and made a brand new existence and moment and 3rd lucrative careers. he's frank concerning the presidents who've succeeded him, global leaders, and his passions for the factors he cares such a lot approximately, quite the situation of girls and the disadvantaged humans of the constructing world.
This is a sensible and relocating glance again from this awesome guy. Jimmy Carter has lived certainly one of our nice American lives—from rural obscurity to global status, common recognize, and contentment. A complete Life is a rare learn.
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