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A remarkable mother
Format:
Book
Title:
A remarkable mother
ISBN:
9781416562450

9781607511588

9780743571043
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Physical Description:
xiii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Early family years -- Nursing and marriage in Plains -- Growing a family -- Living in the country -- The practice of medicine -- Dealing with the race issue -- New interests as a widow -- An elderly Peace Corps volunteer -- Seeking a role in India -- Learning the strange customs -- Expanding interests -- Helping a son become president -- A helpful bodyguard -- America's first mama -- Plains vs. the White House -- Back at home -- Postscript, in Vikhroli.
Summary:
President Carter's loving, admiring, wry homage to Miss Lillian Carter, who championed the underdog always, even when her son was president. A registered nurse, pecan grower, university housemother, Peace Corps volunteer, public speaker, and renowned raconteur, Miss Lillian ignored the mores and prejudices of the racially segregated South of the Great Depression years. She was an avid supporter of the Brooklyn Dodgers (because she happened to attend the first major league baseball game in which Jackie Robinson, from Cairo, Georgia, played), was a favored guest on television talk shows (usually able to "steal the microphone" from hosts such as Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite), and an important role model for the nation. Jimmy Carter's mother emerges from this portrait as redoubtable, generous, and forward-looking. He ascribes to her the inspiration for his own life's work of commitment and faith.--From publisher description.
Subject(s):
Mothers of presidents -- United States -- Biography.

Plains (Ga.) -- Biography.
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