An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood

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Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
6.08 X 9.2 X 0.78 inches | 0.88 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743211994

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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.

Reviews

"An American classic."--The New Yorker
"A love story of a man's passion for his home, his family, and...for his fellow man...Will stay in the mind long after the last page is read."--United Press International
"More than just an engaging memoir, this book is first-rate social history, a portrait of a subculture of America...a genetic road map of the making of a president."--Ray Jenkins, Baltimore Sun
"Captivating."--Jesse Birnbaum, Time
"A lovely and haunting piece of work...conveys with quiet passion...its author's love for the place in which he grew up and where, he says, he expects to rest for eternity."--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World