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An Hour Before Daylight

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In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country.

In what is sure to become a classic, the bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy. Along the way, he offers an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and strict segregationist who treated black workers with his own brand of "separate" respect and fairness, and his strong-willed and well-read mother, a nurse who cared for all in need — regardless of their position in the community.

Carter describes the five other people who shaped his early life, only two of them white: his eccentric relatives who sometimes caused the boy to examine his heritage with dismay; the boyhood friends with whom he hunted with slingshots and boomerangs and worked the farm, but who could not attend the same school; and the eminent black bishop who refused to come to the Carters' back door but who would stand near his Cadillac in the front yard discussing crops and politics with Jimmy's father.

Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation.

An Hour Before Daylight is destined to stand with other timeless works of American literature.


About the Author

Jimmy Carter, who served as thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born in Plains, Georgia, in 1924. After leaving the White House, he and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Atlanta-based Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world.

Table of Contents

Contents

ONE Land, Farm, and Place

TWO Sharecropping as a Way of Life

THREE Hard Times, and Politics

FOUR My Life as a Young Pup

FIVE My Mama and Daddy

SIX Boiled Peanuts in Plains

SEVEN Breaking Ground, to Be a Man

EIGHT Learning More About Life

NINE Learning About Sin

TEN The Carters of Georgia

ELEVEN The Navy Versus Plains

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX


Product Details

ISBN:
9780743211932
Author:
Carter, Jimmy
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Plains
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Plains Region
Copyright:
Series Volume:
97-95
Publication Date:
20010111
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 19.296 oz

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