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A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (utgåvan 2015)

av Jimmy Carter (Författare)

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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, 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 earlier memoir An Hour Before Daylight. He writes about racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, 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 reveals both 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.… (mer)
Medlem:JMichaelThompson
Titel:A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Författare:Jimmy Carter (Författare)
Info:Simon & Schuster (2015), Edition: First Edition, First Printing, 272 pages
Samlingar:Biography, Ditt bibliotek
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This is an incredible look into the life of one of my favorite men in modern history. As a book, it's not entirely fulfilling. However, the stories themselves carry enough weight that they should be recommended to anybody who cares to pick it up. My main problems with the books lies in pacing (understandable for somebody who is not a professional author), and an overly excusing tone. It almost seems like Jimmy Carter wanted to take time to explain his side of the argument for all of the problems people had with his presidency, which is not inherently bad but can get a little annoying. I didn't mind, as a big Carter fan, but it definitely hurt it's objective quality.

Even though I already knew a lot about President Carter, I learned even more and had a lot of fun listening to his narration (I listened to this on audiobook). Also, some of my favorite figures (such as Walter Mondale, Hubert Humphrey, and even Norman Borlaug) get considerable references. Definitely worth my time, but not the best autobiography you'll pick up. ( )
  MaxAndBradley | May 27, 2020 |
I thought it would be interesting, but found it dry...
  LyndaMarie17 | Feb 7, 2020 |
Jimmy Carter, America’s 39th president, has been much maligned for being a weak president. Certainly, there are things he wishes that he could redo. Nonetheless, it is interesting to see in this memoir what positive things he did accomplish and how honest he is about the unresolved problems of our world.

Carter has been called the most-successful ex-president our country has ever had. He founded the Carter Center at Emory University and has spend a lot of time coordinating efforts for peace, safe and fair elections, and global health. He has also spent a lot of time writing books. He writes with a great deal of clarity and precision of thought.

In this presentation, he is honest about his weaknesses and fair to those who have helped him – most notably his wife Rosalynn. Their marriage spans an era of change vis-a-vis our national view of women. Jimmy has successfully adjusted from being an authoritarian husband with a dependent wife into a more egalitarian co-leader. He details several big instances in his presidency where Rosalynn not only took the lead but also succeeded in ways that Jimmy himself could not.

Although a memoir written at ninety by a global leader is, de facto, interesting, this account seems to lack a great deal of depth. Perhaps it is because he is exploring the past instead of blazing a path for the future. Still, in order to have a greater appreciation for how the son a farmer in the deep South could become an American president, this book deserves attention and an audience.

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  scottjpearson | Jan 25, 2020 |
President Jimmy Carter deserves more credit than he ever got while president. He is a very smart person and now runs his Carter Center which helps many poor countries eradicate disease and improve their food production. He may have not been very presidential while in office, but did his best with the lack of support he received, especially the negative media coverage. ( )
  MichelleConnell | Sep 26, 2018 |
I really enjoyed Carter's artwork & poetry. It was a nice, simple recounting of the pathway of Carter's life. Very straightforward and probably most useful as a general overview of the life of a good man. ( )
  hemlokgang | Jun 23, 2018 |
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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, 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 earlier memoir An Hour Before Daylight. He writes about racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, 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 reveals both 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.

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