By Jimmy Carter
“A hot and unique memoir.” —Los Angeles Times
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, overseas humanitarian, fisherman, displays on his complete and satisfied existence with delight, humor, and some moment thoughts.
At 90, Jimmy Carter displays on his private and non-private existence with a frankness that's disarming. He provides aspect and emotion approximately his adolescence in rural Georgia that he defined in his fabulous 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 impressive interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound impact his mom had on him, and the way he famous his father although 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 could do otherwise. 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 in regards to the presidents who've succeeded him, global leaders, and his passions for the reasons he cares such a lot approximately, relatively the of ladies and the disadvantaged humans of the constructing world.
This is a sensible and relocating glance again from this outstanding guy. Jimmy Carter has lived one in all our nice American lives—from rural obscurity to international repute, common admire, and contentment. A complete Life is a rare learn.
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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter