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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jimmy Carter Narrator: Jimmy Carter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9780743570220
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Jimmy Carter has lived the most admired and productive post-presidency in the nation's history.

Through the Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, President Carter has fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the world.

Serving in more than seventy nations, he has led peacekeeping efforts for Ethiopia, North Korea, Haiti, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uganda and Sudan. With his colleagues from the Carter Center, he has monitored more than sixty-five elections in troubled nations, from Palestine to Indonesia. Carter's bold initiatives, undertaken with dedicated colleagues, have eliminated, prevented, or cured an array of diseases that have been characterized as "neglected" by WHO and that afflict tens of millions of people unnecessarily. The Carter Center has taught millions of African families how to increase the production of food grains, while Rosalynn Carter has led a vigorous war against the stigma of mental illness around the world, which she describes on the audio.

"Immersing ourselves among these deprived and suffering people has been a great blessing as it stretched our minds and hearts," Carter writes. This is the story of his post-presidency.

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  • “Jimmy Carter is a man without artifice, and his charming book reflects that same directness.” 

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  • “This is a compelling look at the influence that can be wielded by former presidents to make changes and affect world events beyond their time in office.”  

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  • “Makes a strong case for the Carter Center as an effective tool for international diplomacy, human welfare and social reform.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi | 9/8/2013

    " Who knew that Jimmy Carter was doing so much good in the world? It certainly gave me a lot of new information and a new perspective on our foreign policy (sigh). My husband asked me to stop explaining about the worms... too awful to think about and a problem with so simple a solution. GOOOO Carter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 12/14/2012

    " 5 stars for content, but only 3 stars for writing style. Definitely the best ex-president since Adams.At age 88, he & his wife continue to do impressive work, combating disease in Africa & other places, monitoring elections,helping solve conflicts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William H | 6/6/2011

    " seriously- the man thinks he could have solved every problem in the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/21/2011

    " Jimmy Carter is one of the very few mainstream leaders I truly admire and this book articulates why. His vision, humility, and dedication really inspire me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beri | 4/9/2011

    " A very interesting look at Jimmy Carter's life. I have always admired him but found him to be even more interesting when learning of how hard he has worked his whole life and how well-rounded his experience is. Excellent, although slightly heavy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Braden Lewis | 4/28/2010

    " The initial chapters about waging peace around the world were a little hard to follow, but the section about fighting disease in Africa was truly fascinating. The Carter Center deserves a medal just for wiping out Guinea worm. Seriously, have you seen what this parasite does?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Kriesel | 3/12/2010

    " Learned more about President Carter than I ever new, Love all the work he and his foundation have done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 10/1/2009

    " The initial chapters about waging peace around the world were a little hard to follow, but the section about fighting disease in Africa was truly fascinating. The Carter Center deserves a medal just for wiping out Guinea worm. Seriously, have you seen what this parasite does?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 9/2/2009

    " Jimmy Carter is one of the very few mainstream leaders I truly admire and this book articulates why. His vision, humility, and dedication really inspire me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beri | 9/16/2008

    " A very interesting look at Jimmy Carter's life. I have always admired him but found him to be even more interesting when learning of how hard he has worked his whole life and how well-rounded his experience is. Excellent, although slightly heavy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 William | 10/19/2007

    " seriously- the man thinks he could have solved every problem in the world. "

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About the Author
Author Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of two-dozen books, including A Full Life; An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and Our Endangered Values. He lives in Plains, Georgia.