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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Paperback - 19 July 2016
Carter, Jimmy (Author)
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In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist, and humanitarian" (Booklist).

At ninety, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming. He adds detail and emotion about his youth in rural Georgia that he described in his magnificent An Hour Before Daylight. He writes about racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, and how he nearly lost his life twice serving on submarines and his amazing interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound influence his mother had on him, and how he admired his father even though he didn't emulate him. He admits that he decided to quit the Navy and later enter politics without consulting his wife, Rosalynn, and how appalled he is in retrospect.

In his "warm and detailed memoir" (Los Angeles Times), Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world.

"Always warm and human...even inspirational" (Buffalo News), A Full Life is a wise and moving look back from this remarkable man. Jimmy Carter has lived one of our great American lives--from rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect, and contentment. A Full Life is an extraordinary read from a "force to be reckoned with" (Christian Science Monitor).

Product Details

ISBN-10: 1501115642

ISBN-13: 9781501115646

Publisher: Simon & Schuster       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Format: Paperback | 272 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 23.37 x 15.49 x 1.78 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.45 Kg

Customer Reviews

1 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  04 February 2021
An Extraordinary Ninety Something
By: Dine Rostianti

Not everyone is gifted with a long-life span of up to ninety years. Not everyone in the nineties who has experience as president of the United States and is still healthy, is active in humanitarian activities and is an author.

Jimmy Carter, raised in a farmer family, since childhood was tempered with hard work. In his father's upbringing, there is no such thing as idle living. His concern for humanity and equality of race and skin colour has been ingrained since childhood, with his playmates who are generally black. His military career with nuclear submarines enriched his life experience.

His political career to become president of the United States is fully... See More

supported by his extended family. Likewise, after the presidency, Jimmy Carter, his wife and family are still active in international humanitarian activities. He revealed the problems during the presidency that were successfully resolved and which still pending.

Mr. Carter tells his life experience straightforward. Not all thoughts and efforts have received positive support from the public or the authorities. Some of his post-presidency activities were not even approved by the White House and the US President.

There are many lessons to be learned from the experiences and thoughts of someone as extraordinary as Jimmy Carter.

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