By Jimmy Carter
“A hot and exact memoir.” —Los Angeles Times
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, foreign humanitarian, fisherman, displays on his complete and chuffed existence 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 aspect and emotion approximately his early life in rural Georgia that he defined in his significant An Hour sooner than 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 awesome interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound impression his mom had on him, and the way he popular his father even if he didn’t emulate him. He admits that he made up our minds to surrender the military and later input politics with no 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 profitable careers. he's frank concerning the presidents who've succeeded him, international leaders, and his passions for the explanations he cares so much approximately, really the situation of ladies and the disadvantaged humans of the constructing world.
This is a smart and relocating glance again from this awesome guy. Jimmy Carter has lived one in all our nice American lives—from rural obscurity to international reputation, common admire, and contentment. A complete Life is a unprecedented learn.
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter