A Full Life

A Full Life

Reflections at Ninety

Audiobook CD - 2015
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In his major New York Times bestseller, Jimmy Carter looks back from ninety years of age and "reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist, and humanitarian" ( Booklist ).

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 writes about 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 his "warm and detailed memoir" ( Los Angeles Times ), 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.

"Always warm and human...even inspirational" ( Buffalo News ), A Full Life 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 read from a "force to be reckoned with" ( Christian Science Monitor ).

Publisher: New York, NY : Audioworks is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, [2015]
ISBN: 9781442391055
Branch Call Number: Audiobook 973.926092 Carte
Characteristics: 7 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Mouziey
Dec 14, 2020

Listening to Jimmy Carter read could be a challenge with his dialect English; but beyond that the accounts from his up bring to his military, peanut farming, political life with nothing short of story is much to admired. He gave up many things in order to gain things in life just like his political decisions as governor, senator and president. Times has changes how senators pass bills you need to give an arm to get bills passed and then legacy left behind was that president was weak while it was the senator and other that "passed" or denied the bill made us look at the exiting president that way....so sad how legacy are made & distorted. It is nice to hear Jimmy Carter version and we as the citizens can compare to our current politicians fake verse real politics for the common citizens.
Wonderful read to young and old that the president US we had 2016 to 2020 is not the normal.

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Amiraxox
Jan 13, 2018

I loved this audio book, rich with details about his life and his wife's influence in his success. It's a beautiful book, and if you admire Jimmy Carter as I do, this book is a must listen to/read.

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brangwinn
Aug 21, 2017

Just what I needed! A wonderful memoir by a folksy caring Christian who lives his live following his beliefs. Not my favorite of Carter’s books, but I’m very glad I read it. I learned so much.

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