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Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, and fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

At ninety, Jimmy 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 magnificent An Hour Before Daylight. He discusses racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, and 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 tells 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.

This is a wise and moving look back from this remarkable man. Jimmy Carter has lived one of our great American lives—from rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect, and contentment. A Full Life is an extraordinary listen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A wise and moving look back at a truly remarkable man.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “A warm and detailed memoir of his youth followed by a clear-eyed assessment of the issues he tackled as president and afterward…Carter puts the long arc of his story together the way he sees it. The book includes his accomplishments as a negotiator and peacemaker in the humblest way—as a man who was at work on a larger project…A primer for the generations who don’t know his work and a personal retelling for those who do.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The former president is yet a force to be reckoned with…The author takes the reader on an engaging personal journey through the later half of the twentieth century, as he saw it.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • A Full Life is understated like the man, always warm and human, and in a few instances, even inspirational.”

    Buffalo News

  • “Carter reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist,and humanitarian.”

    Booklist

  • “Notes at ninety from a former president at peace…A memoir that reads like an epilogue to a life of accomplishment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Clearly no one but President Carter himself should deliver this memoir….Overall, the book is informative and at times illuminating, particularly for listeners who’ve never heard Carter read his other works.”

    AudioFile

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