In this autobiography, President "Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"--Amazon.com.
A Full Life by Jimmy Carter | Summary & Analysis Preview: As he was turning 90, Jimmy Carter decided it was a good time to write a book about his life. He has written previous books about specific times or events, from life on his childhood farm to his four years as president. This latest memoir spans his youth, his naval career, his years as an agricultural businessman, as a local and national politician, and, finally, his later life as a peace activist and humanitarian. A Full Life combines these recollections with Carter’s heartfelt poetry and homespun paintings, which also chronicle his life and the people in it. Carter’s parents, James Earl Carter Sr. and Lillian Carter, first lived in Plains, Georgia. They were close to their next door neighbors, the Smiths, who, in 1927, had a baby girl named Rosalynn when Jimmy was a toddler. A year later, the Carters moved to a farm nearby in tiny Archery, Georgia… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Full Life • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style
The Presidents as Writers from Washington to Trump
Author: Michael B. Costanzo
With the publication of his Personal Memoirs in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant established what is today known as the presidential memoir. Every U.S. president since Benjamin Harrison has written one and many have turned to other forms of writing, as well. This book covers the history of works—including autobiographies, diaries, political manifestos, speeches, fiction and poetry—authored by U.S. presidents and published prior to, during or after their terms. The writing was easy for some, harder for others, with varying success, from literary comebacks and bestsellers to false starts and failures.
Dr. William Plumley writes about Sydney M. Kleeman's first book of poems, "these reflections are not exactly poems and not exactly meditations." The same can be said of this second collection of poems, in which Sydney Kleeman revisits the themes of the aging process, social justice, man's inhumanity to man, and his hope for a more just world. At times he writes profound commentary on man's egregious treatment of his fellow man, urging his readers to raise their voices to make a difference. Other poems, such as A Rare Moment, show the author's lighter, more personal side as he meets his great-granddaughter for the first time. Finally, these poems are the work of a wise nonagenarian, imparting the wisdom gained through a life full of work, travel, and community service, as he faces the inevitability of aging, but never stops striving to make his voice heard.
Following his New York Times bestselling classics comes this sparkling account of the joys of sharing the simple pleasures of life from Jimmy Carter. In this wonderfully evocative volume, Jimmy Carter writes about the things that matter most, the simple relaxed days and nights that he has enjoyed with family and friends through the years and across the generations. Here are lively, witty accounts of exploring the outdoors with his father and with black playmates; making furniture; painting; pursuing new adventures and going places with children, grandchildren, and friends; and sharing life with his wife, Rosalynn. Sharing Good Times is an inspirational guide for anyone desiring to stretch mind and heart and to combine work and pleasure.
"This book contains essays from twelve leading Southern historians, activists, civil rights attorneys, law professors, and theologians. They discuss militarism, religion, the environment, voting rights, the Patriot Act, the economy, prisons and crime, and other subjects significant to the South and the Nation in the ongoing debate about the future of the United States. The writers come from, or have been active in the affairs of, each of the former Confederate states."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This ebook boxed set includes the following: A Call to Action, Beyond the White House, Our Endangered Values, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, An Hour Before Daylight, Christmas in Plains, Sharing Good Times, A Remarkable Mother, The Hornet’s Nest
The former president continues his account of his early boyhood years, recalling the Christmas holidays of his youth and later years and recreating the simplicity of community and celebration with friends and family.