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James Earl (Jimmy) Carter
The Unfinished Presidency : Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House The Unfinished Presidency : Jimmy Carter's Journey Beyond the White House by Douglas Brinkley
Jimmy Carter left the White House in January 1981, defeated in his bid for reelection and rejected by the American public - but hardly broken. In fact, as Douglas Brinkley's book reveals, he attacked the next phase of his life more determined than ever, outside the scrutinized and politicized Oval Office, to complete a mission to pursue peace in embattled areas throughout the world, from Bosnia to Haiti. Historian Douglas Brinkley has had unique and intimate access to the former president, as well as exclusive access to the post presidential papers, including Carter's correspondence with fellow world leaders Mikhail Gorbachev, Deng Xiaoping, Margaret Thatcher, and Oscar Arias. Brinkley's book captures Carter's prickly personality and remarkable political life, including the complex relationships he has developed with such international pariahs as Fidel Castro, Kim Il Sung, Hafez al-Assad, and Yasir Arafat. He explores the sometimes difficult relationships Carter has had with the presidents who have succeeded him, and details his extraordinary partnership with Rosalynn, his fearless ally and confidante.
Jimmy Carter as Peacemaker by Rod Troester
Jimmy Carter left the White House in January of 1981 in the wake of the Iranian hostage crisis, a faltering economy, and a stunning defeat at the polls. At the relatively young age of 56, Carter joined the elite fraternity of former presidents. When contemporary U.S. presidents have left office, they have generally written their memoirs, established their presidential libraries, served on corporate boards, or assumed elder statesman roles. Jimmy Carter has taken a different path, and this study demonstrates how the Carter post-presidency has redefined the role of former president and refurbished Carter's image.
The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East by Jimmy Carter
In a new edition of this national bestseller, Carter demystifies the history of each of the nations that comprise the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns--and provides an enlightened and reconciling vision for all who share the blood of Abraham.
Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President by Jimmy Carter
Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office. Mr. Carter writes candidly about the crises that confronted him during his tenure as President of the United States and Leader of the free world, from 1977 to 1981. "The President who cared" details his anguish over the hostage crisis in Iran, his triumph against all odds at Camp David, his secret communications with China's Deng Xiaoping, and his dramatic and revealing encounters with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and other world leaders. Mr. Carter also shares glimpses of his private world - his feelings of being an outsider in Washington, his relationship with Rosalynn, his pain about the attacks on his friends and his brother Billy. Captivatingly written, this rich historical document delineates a morally responsible president who has continued to earn respect and admiration as a world statesman and advocate for the poor and repressed of all nations.
Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter
Everything to Gain is the warm, unpretentious account of how Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter created a new, full life after their challenging and rewarding years in the White House. The Carters discuss their changing relationship over the course of a long and eventful marriage; they examine America's urgent health issues (and share their personal rules for longevity); they describe the rugged labor and joyous satisfaction of their work with Habitat for Humanity; and they discuss their efforts through The Carter Center to promote peace and human rights. Drawing upon their own experiences and those of many others, the Carters propose dozens of ways for any couple in career transition to renew their commitment to themselves and to life and to enjoy emotional, physical, and spiritual health. A rich and revealing portrait of two of our most notable Americans.
Living Faith Living Faith by Jimmy Carter
For three decades, Jimmy Carter has regularly spent part of Sunday morning reading from Scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in Plains, Georgia. In Living Faith, he draws on this experience to offer lessons for life from the Bible, personal experience, and the examples of friends and family who have guided, challenged, and inspired him.
Tyrus Raymond (Ty) Cobb
Cobb: A Biography Cobb: A Biography by Al Stump
As a boy in the 1890s he looked for thrills, jumping off barn roofs and walking tightropes in a rural Georgia. As an old man in the 1960s he dared death, careening drunk along icy roads late at night; he picked fights, refused to take his medicine, and drove off all his friends and admirers. Al Stump has redefined America's perception of one of its most famous sports heroes with this gripping look at Ty Cobb, a man who walked the line between greatness and psychosis. Based on Stump's interviews with Cobb while ghostwriting the Hall-of-Famer's 1961 autobiography, this account of Cobb's life and times reveals both the darkness and the brilliance of the "Georgia Peach."
My Life in Baseball: The True Record My Life in Baseball: The True Record by Ty Cobb, Al Stump
"Highly successful in knitting together this story of the life of a most remarkable and dedicated player-perhaps the most "spirited" baseball player ever to have graced the diamond."-Library Journal. Written with the assistance of young Al Stumb, Cobb's "...editing and revisions to the autobiography were extensive and bent the truth substantially.
John Charles Fremont
A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and the Claiming of the American West A Newer World: Kit Carson, John C. Fremont, and the Claiming of the American West by David Roberts
John C. Freemont, an explorer and later a Civil War figure, began his first expedition in 1842 to map out the Oregon Trail. In St. Louis, preparing for his trip, Freemont hired Kit Carson as his chief scout. Carson was as taciturn as Freemont was flamboyant, yet they developed a respect for each other. Throughout the next 12 years, Freemont and Carson probed the West on a variety of expeditions. Freemont's adventures were carefully recorded by his wife, Jessie, whose accounts made him a hero and earned him the title "Pathfinder." Carson, however, was an illiterate mountain man whose brief autobiography was devoid of pretense and description.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther, Jr. King, Clayborne Carson (Editor)
Husband, father, preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the twentieth century's most influential men. This book, commissioned and authorized by his family, paints the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawn from a comprehensive collection of writings, recordings, and documentary materials, many of which have never before been made public. Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays, notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized King's writings into a posthumous autobiography.
I Have a Dream : The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream : The Life and Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Jim Haskins w/Introduction by Rosa Parks
Presents the life, words, and principles of the noted civil rights worker through extensive quotations from his speeches and writings. A straightforward and perceptive text presents people and incidents that shaped the direction of King's life: his parents, his upbringing, and his encounters with the racism he fought until his death. Rosa Parks's sensitive and reflective introduction adds depth. For readers 9-12 years old.
Strength to Love Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is a collection of classic sermons preached by Martin Luther King, Jr. "I believe...this book best explains his belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life."-- Coretta Scott King
Margaret Mitchell
Gone With the Wind Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.

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