His Very Best

Written By Jonathan Alter
His Very Best
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 29 September 2020
  • ISBN : 1501125559
  • Pages : 800 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled His Very Best written by Jonathan Alter which was release on 29 September 2020, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

His Very Best

His Very Best
  • Author : Jonathan Alter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Total pages : 800
  • ISBN : 1501125559
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Summary : From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to ...

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  • Publisher : Red Fox
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1501125559
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Summary : Alfie and Bernard are very best friends and together they have lots of adventures. Join them as they go to the library, take part in scooter races and make a very special club with only two special members!A heart-warming tale of friendship by the award-winning Shirley Hughes, creator of ...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883
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  • Author : Everet Emmett Guild
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881
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  • Publisher : Charles Williams
  • Release Date : 2011-11-05
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1501125559
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Summary : Everyone thought someone was doing what needed to be done to help the poor and needy, but people were slipping through the cracks. A mother and her children are overlooked, and a child dies.Written for those who believe the Bible is the ultimate authority in all issues of life, ...

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  • Release Date : 1891
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Release Date : 1868
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • Total pages : 608
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Summary : Negotiating a Settlement in Northern Ireland: From Sunningdale to St Andrews uses original material from witness seminars, elite interviews, and archive documents to explore the shape taken by the Irish peace process, and in particular to analyse the manner in which successful stages of this were negotiated. Northern Ireland's Good ...

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  • Release Date : 1892
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  • Author : New South Wales. Supreme Court
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  • Release Date : 1888
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  • Release Date : 1877
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  • Release Date : 1863
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