Jimmy 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 thirty books, including A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis.
"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 *