Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth president of the United States. After leaving the White House, he and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Atlanta-based Carter Center, a nonprofit organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
"A warm and detailed memoir of his youth followed by a clear-eyed
assessment of the issues he tackled as president and afterward . .
. a sweeping overview of a broad range of issues and frequent
credit to his wife Rosalynn . . . 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, something he
continues to be. A primer for the generations who don't know his
work and a personal retelling for those who do, A Full Life
may herald the reappraisal he deserves." * Los Angeles Times *
"Carter reveals private thoughts and recollections over a fascinating career as businessman, politician, evangelist,and humanitarian." * Booklist *
"A Full Life is understated like the man, always warm and human, and in a few instances, even inspirational." * Buffalo News *
"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 20th century, as he saw it." * Christian Science Monitor *
"The drawings and poems by the author add even more of a personal touch, though crises in his marriage and his `estrangement' from the Obama presidency offer the most noteworthy revelations. A memoir that reads like an epilogue to a life of accomplishment." * Kirkus Reviews *