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An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood (Paperback)

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    In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Cart......more

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In An Hour Before Daylight, Jimmy Carter, bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength, re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm before the civil rights movement forever changed it and the country. Carter writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy, offering an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and a strict segregationist who treated black workers with respect and fairness; his strong-willed and well-read mother; and the five other people who shaped his early life, three of whom were black.
Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation and recounts a classic, American story of enduring importance.

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.

Author:
Carter, Jimmy
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / General
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
284
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date:
10/16/2001
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9780743211994
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.9 lb
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    President Carter's book engages the reader with his youth, joyful times, interesting friends, a determined family, serious choices and abrupt changes creating the man who became president. Using boundless description illustrating the details of farm life tells the reader receives the blunt truth and rigors of farming in the early 20th century in America. If familiarity with a man whose values are still improving the world, 'An Hour Before Daylight' will not disappoint.

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