Jimmy Carter: The biography and Life of the 39th American president, his Call to the White House and Moral Diary (History) (Paperback)
Step into the remarkable life and legacy of James Earl Carter Jr., the 39th president of the United States, in this comprehensive biography that traces his journey from a small town in Georgia to the highest office in the land and beyond. James Carter's book offers a compelling portrait of a man who left an indelible mark on American politics and global diplomacy. Born and raised in Plains, Georgia, Carter's early years were marked by a strong commitment to his family's peanut business and a growing dedication to civil rights and desegregation. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and serving in the Navy's submarine division, he returned to Plains to revive the family business while actively supporting the civil rights movement in the racially charged South.
Carter's entry into politics saw him rise through the ranks, serving as a state senator and ultimately as the governor of Georgia. As a little-known candidate, he clinched the Democratic nomination and went on to narrowly defeat incumbent President Gerald Ford in the 1976 presidential election. As president, Carter faced a host of challenges, including the energy crisis, stagflation, and international crises like the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Yet his administration achieved significant milestones, such as the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, and the establishment of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Education. Carter's post-presidential life was equally impactful, as he dedicated himself to humanitarian causes, peace negotiations, and human rights through the Carter Center. His Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 recognized his unwavering commitment to promoting peace and eradicating infectious diseases.
This biography paints a vivid picture of a leader who continues to inspire generations with his dedication to public service, leaving an enduring legacy that extends far beyond his time in office. Whether you are a history enthusiast or seeking insights into the life of a Nobel laureate and statesman, this book offers a captivating exploration of an extraordinary American leader.