Monday, September 28, 2009

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter aspired to make government “Competent and Compassionate”, and responsive to the American people and their expectations. His achievements were notable, but in an era of rising energy costs, mounting inflation, and continuing tensions, it was impossible for his administration to meet these high expectations. He was the first President to be born in a hospital, which happened eighty-five years ago on October 1, 1924. Carter has been a prolific author in his post-presidency, writing 23 books in a variety of topics, including humanitarian work, aging, religion and poetry. One of the new items in our collection is “Sunday Mornings in Plains” a Bible study with Jimmy Carter. He has taught Bible study at his church in Plains for the last 25 years, and now those classes are on CD. Among his other more recent books is “Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope”. This is the story of President Jimmy Carter's post-presidency. Through The Carter Center, which he and Rosalynn Carter founded in 1982, he has fought neglected diseases, waged peace in war zones, and built hope among some of the most forgotten and needy people in the world.

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