By Jimmy Carter
“A hot and precise memoir.” —Los Angeles Times
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, overseas humanitarian, fisherman, displays on his complete and satisfied lifestyles with delight, humor, and some moment thoughts.
At 90, Jimmy Carter displays on his private and non-private lifestyles with a frankness that's disarming. He provides element and emotion approximately his formative years in rural Georgia that he defined in his really good An Hour prior to 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 impression his mom had on him, and the way he favourite his father even if he didn’t emulate him. He admits that he made up our minds to surrender 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 pleased with and what he may well 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 worthwhile careers. he's frank concerning the presidents who've succeeded him, international leaders, and his passions for the explanations he cares so much approximately, rather the 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 considered one of our nice American lives—from rural obscurity to international reputation, common admire, and contentment. A complete Life is a rare learn.
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter