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Christmas in Plains Memories

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ISBN-10: 0743224914

ISBN-13: 9780743224918

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jimmy Carter, Amy Carter

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In a beautifully rendered portrait, Jimmy Carter remembers the Christmas days of his Plains boyhood -- the simplicity of family and community gift-giving, his father's eggnog, the children's house decorations, the school Nativity pageant, the fireworks, Luke's story of the birth of Christ, and the poignancy of his black neighbors' poverty. Later, away at Annapolis, he always went home to Plains, and during his Navy years, when he and Rosalynn were raising their young family, they spent their Christmases together re-creating for their children the holiday festivities of their youth. Since the Carters returned home to Plains for good, they have always been there on Christmas Day, with only…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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…    

Introductionp. 1
Christmas as a Childp. 15
My Familyp. 19
Christmas Eventsp. 23
Fireworksp. 29
Religionp. 39
Christmas at Our Housep. 49
To a Broader Worldp. 77
College Yearsp. 79
Christmas in the Navyp. 87
Back Home in Georgiap. 95
Christmas as the First Familyp. 107
1977p. 108
1978p. 114
1979p. 120
1980p. 133
Christmas During Recent Yearsp. 147
Best Christmas of All?p. 151
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