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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hamilton Jordan Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Surviving non-Hodgkins lymphoma, melanoma, and prostate cancer, former White House chief-of-staff Hamilton Jordan shares his personal and political reflections—from his experiences with the Civil Rights movement to his civilian volunteer tour in Vietnam, from his years of scrutiny under the Carter administration to his agonizing, yet triumphant times battling cancer.

Quickly motivated to accept cancer as a fact in his life, Jordan deals with the stages of the disease, “Denial? Deny what? I’ve got a mass in my chest the size of an apple … Angry? At whom? I have lived a great life and have been blessed with much more than I deserve … ‘Why me?’ but ‘Why not me?’ … Bargaining with God? The God that I believe in has all the cards.”

Serving as an inspiration to others, Jordan stresses the importance of becoming proactive and maintaining a positive attitude in the face of a terminal disease. The warm voice of narrator Tom Stechschulte gives us an intimate portrait of this tireless public servant and crusader.

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  • “Political reflections mingle with cancer war stories in this memoir by former presidential aide Jordan…he emphasizes his belief that his treatments were successful because he took responsibility for his medical care. But he also reflects on his life more generally…this book is a quirky, feisty addition to the growing stack of memoirs by late-20th-century presidential aides.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pat Lawlor | 9/10/2012

    " Quick, enjoyable read. Mixes up front and personal bout with 3 cancers with some stories of the Carter Admin. Very interesting as personal history. A good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brent | 8/23/2012

    " Unremarkable in itself; but immensely sentimental. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tania | 7/29/2012

    " He had 3 different cancers and beat them. It was a very interesting book and encouraging and gave some good ideas for cancer patients. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 12/23/2011

    " AMAZING! Well written. Really puts things in perspective! "

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About the Author

Hamilton Jordan directed Jimmy Carter’s campaign for the presidency and served as Carter’s chief-of-staff; he later wrote the bestselling book Crisis, which recounts Carter’s secret negotiations to free the American hostages in Iran. Since his Washington days, he has been an investor, advisor, and board member of a variety of successful companies and start-ups. He currently works very closely with several nonprofit organizations dedicated to medical research. He lives in Atlanta.