Hour Before Daylight Memories of a Rural Boyhood

ISBN-10: 0743211995
ISBN-13: 9780743211994
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Jimmy Carter
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Description: In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter recreates his depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country. It is reminiscent of Jon Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter recreates his depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country. It is reminiscent of Jon Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath.

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946, and spent seven years as an officer in the Navy. When his term was over, Carter returned to Plains and began his career in politics at the state level in 1962. In 1970, he was elected Governor of Georgia and six years later announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Carter campaigned against Gerald Ford and eventually won with 297 electoral votes, becoming the 39th President of the United States. As President, Carter established a National Energy Policy, expanded the National Park System and created the Department of Education. He was also instrumental in the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which helped to bring peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiations of the SALT II Nuclear Limitations Treaty with the Soviet Union. Upon completion of his term as President, he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict and to enhance freedom and democracy around the world. Carter also actively supports Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that helps to build homes for those in need. In 2002, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize.

Land, Farm, and Place
Sharecropping as a Way of Life
Hard Times, and Politics
My Life as a Young Pup
My Mama and Daddy
Boiled Peanuts in Plains
Breaking Ground, to Be a Man
Learning More About Life
Learning About Sin
The Carters of Georgia
The Navy Versus Plains
Acknowledgments
Index

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