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The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carter—filled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world

Each day during his presidency, Jimmy Carter made several entries in a private diary, recording his thoughts, impressions, delights, and frustrations. He offered unvarnished assessments of cabinet members, congressmen, and foreign leaders; he narrated the progress of secret negotiations such as those that led to the Camp David Accords. When his four-year term came to an end in early 1981, the diary amounted to more than five thousand pages. But this extraordinary document has never been made public—until now.

By carefully selecting the most illuminating and relevant entries, Carter has provided us with an astonishingly intimate view of his presidency. Day by day, we see his forceful advocacy for nuclear containment, sustainable energy, human rights, and peace in the Middle East. We witness his interactions with such complex personalities as Ted Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Joe Biden, Anwar Sadat, and Menachem Begin. We get the inside story of his so-called “malaise speech,” his bruising battle for the 1980 Democratic nomination, and the Iranian hostage crisis. Remarkably, we also get Carter’s retrospective comments on these topics and more: thirty years after the fact, he has annotated the diary with his candid reflections on the people and events that shaped his presidency, and on the many lessons learned.

Carter is now widely seen as one of the truly wise men of our time. Offering an unprecedented look at both the man and his tenure, this fascinating book will stand as a unique contribution to the history of the American presidency.

Synopsis:

JIMMY CARTER, our thirty-ninth president, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. The

Synopsis:

The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carterfilled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world.

Synopsis:

The former president presents an edited and annotated version of the diary he kept during his tenure in the White House, offering a candid view of the events, issues, and people who shaped his presidency and retrospective comments on the lessons he learned.

Synopsis:

JIMMY CARTER, our thirty-ninth president, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. The author of numerous bestsellers—including An Hour Before Daylight and Palestine Peace Not Apartheid—he and his wife, Rosalynn, live in Plains, Georgia, but continue to travel around the world in support of numerous philanthropic efforts.

About the Author

Jimmy Carter, our thirty-ninth president, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of numerous bestsellers, including White House Diary, An Hour Before Daylight and Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. Carter grew up on a peanut farm in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1946, and after seven years of service in the Navy, he returned to Georgia and entered state politics, becoming governor in 1971. In 1976, he was elected President of the United States.Carter aspired to make government “competent and compassionate,” and fought for human rights around the world. His successes include the Israel-Egypt peace treaty, the Panama Canal treaties, and establishing full diplomatic relations with China.After leaving office, he and his wife Rosalynn created the Carter Center, a nonpartisan organization working to advance human rights and democracy, resolve conflicts, and relieve suffering from disease and hunger around the world. The Carters live in Plains, Georgia, but continue to travel around the world in support of numerous philanthropic efforts.

Table of Contents

A chronology of my White House years — Senior officials in my administration — The campaign — 1977 — 1978 — 1979 — 1980 — 1981 — Aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781429990653
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Author:
Jimmy Carter
Author:
Carter, Jimmy
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Audio Books-Biography
Subject:
Audio Books-World Affairs
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Subject:
US History-Carter, Jimmy
Subject:
US History-US Presidency
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-BIOGRAPHY
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100920
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 CDs, 23.5 hours
Pages:
570
Dimensions:
6.050 x 5.200 x 1.690 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Political
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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Product details 570 pages Farrar, Straus and Giroux - English 9781429990653 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , JIMMY CARTER, our thirty-ninth president, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. The
"Synopsis" by ,
The edited, annotated diary of President Jimmy Carterfilled with insights into his presidency, his relationships with friends and foes, and his lasting impact on issues that still preoccupy America and the world.

"Synopsis" by , The former president presents an edited and annotated version of the diary he kept during his tenure in the White House, offering a candid view of the events, issues, and people who shaped his presidency and retrospective comments on the lessons he learned.
"Synopsis" by , JIMMY CARTER, our thirty-ninth president, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. The author of numerous bestsellers—including An Hour Before Daylight and Palestine Peace Not Apartheid—he and his wife, Rosalynn, live in Plains, Georgia, but continue to travel around the world in support of numerous philanthropic efforts.
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