A Full Life

A Full Life

Reflections at Ninety

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth President, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.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 discusses 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 A Full Life, 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. This is a wise and moving look back from this remarkable man. Jimmy Carter has lived one of our great American liveś??from rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect, and contentment. A Full Life is an extraordinary listen.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2015]
New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781442391062
1442391065
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
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1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 45 min., 32 sec.)) : digital

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Amiraxox
Jan 13, 2018

I loved this audio book, rich with details about his life and his wife's influence in his success. It's a beautiful book, and if you admire Jimmy Carter as I do, this book is a must listen to/read.

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brangwinn
Aug 21, 2017

Just what I needed! A wonderful memoir by a folksy caring Christian who lives his live following his beliefs. Not my favorite of Carter’s books, but I’m very glad I read it. I learned so much.

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