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A Full Life

(2015)
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Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album, 2016

Jimmy Carter, 39th president, Nobel Peace Prize winner, international humanitarian, fisherman, reflects on his full and happy life with pride, humor, and a few second thoughts.

At 90, Jimmy Carter reflects on his public and private life with a frankness that is disarming. He adds detail and emotion about his youth in rural Georgia that he described in his magnificent An Hour Before Daylight. He discusses racism and the isolation of the Carters. He describes the brutality of the hazing regimen at Annapolis, how he nearly lost his life twice serving on submarines, and his amazing interview with Admiral Rickover. He describes the profound influence his mother had on him and how he admired his father even though he didn't emulate him. He admits that he decided to quit the navy and later enter politics without consulting his wife, Rosalynn, and how appalled he is in retrospect.

In A Full Life, Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his reelection but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world.

This is a wise and moving look back from this remarkable man. Jimmy Carter has lived one of our great American lives - from rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect, and contentment. A Full Life is an extraordinary listen.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety (Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction Series)
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4104-8202-2 / 978-1-4104-8202-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-5011-1563-4 / 978-1-5011-1563-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-5011-1564-2 / 978-1-5011-1564-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4423-9105-7 / 978-1-4423-9105-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   

July 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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