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Format:
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.
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Summary

A Remarkable Motheris 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.


Author Notes

James Earl Carter Jr. was born on October 1, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1946, and spent seven years as an officer in the Navy.

When his term was over, Carter returned to Plains and began his career in politics at the state level in 1962. In 1970, he was elected Governor of Georgia and six years later announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Carter campaigned against Gerald Ford and eventually won with 297 electoral votes, becoming the 39th President of the United States.

As President, Carter established a National Energy Policy, expanded the National Park System and created the Department of Education. He was also instrumental in the Camp David Agreement of 1978, which helped to bring peace between Egypt and Israel. Carter established full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China and completed negotiations of the SALT II Nuclear Limitations Treaty with the Soviet Union.

Upon completion of his term as President, he founded the Carter Center in Atlanta, a non-profit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflict and to enhance freedom and democracy around the world. In 2002, Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize. He has written several books including An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Our Endangered Values, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, and Faith: A Journey for All.

(Bowker Author Biography) Jimmy Carter who served as thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born in Plains, Georgia, in 1924. After leaving the White House he and his wife Rosalynn, founded the Atlanta-based Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health around the world.

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Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Starred Review. Former President Carter offers this personal memoir concerning his relationship with his mother, Miss Lillian, who is equally as engaging and thoroughly appealing as her son. Reading with passion, honesty and clarity, Carter relates his mother's tale in a matter-of-fact manner. His Southern dialect and rolling tone are music to the ears of listeners, who will find themselves being whisked away to another time and place. With tales of escapades on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and her own views on the sectarian divide in the South, Lillian Carter steps into the spotlight so often occupied by her son and never ceases to disappoint. An exceptional audio experience! A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 18). (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

You don't have to be a fan of the Carter presidency to acknowledge that he is a remarkable man. Husband, father, politician, farmer, humanitarian, and best-selling author top the list of his many accomplishments. According to Carter, much of the credit for this can be attributed to his mother, Lillian Gordy Carter, a remarkable woman in her own right. A woman decades ahead of her time, Miss Lillian wife, mother, grandmother, registered nurse, civil rights advocate, legendary wit, and Peace Corps volunteer enchanted the nation with her trademark combination of southern charm and fierce determination. This well-deserved tribute from a loving son hits all the high points of a woman well loved and a life well lived.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2008 Booklist


Library Journal Review

The former President remembers Miss Lillian. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.