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An Hour Before Daylight

(2001)
Memories of a Rural Boyhood
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In an American story of enduring importance, Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country.
In what is sure to become a classic, the bestselling author of Living Faith and Sources of Strength writes about the powerful rhythms of countryside and community in a sharecropping economy. Along the way, he offers an unforgettable portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and strict segregationist who treated black workers with his own brand of "separate" respect and fairness, and his strong-willed and well-read mother, a nurse who cared for all in need -- regardless of their position in the community.
Carter describes the five other people who shaped his early life, only two of them white: his eccentric relatives who sometimes caused the boy to examine his heritage with dismay; the boyhood friends with whom he hunted with slingshots and boomerangs and worked the farm, but who could not attend the same school; and the eminent black bishop who refused to come to the Carters' back door but who would stand near his Cadillac in the front yard discussing crops and politics with Jimmy's father.
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.
An Hour Before Daylight is destined to stand with other timeless works of American literature.

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Hardback Editions

June 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4352-9621-4 / 978-1-4352-9621-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints
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October 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-4176-9100-X / 978-1-4176-9100-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7432-1193-6 / 978-0-7432-1193-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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January 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7432-1220-7 / 978-0-7432-1220-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7432-1199-5 / 978-0-7432-1199-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

October 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7435-6505-3 / 978-0-7435-6505-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2001 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2001 : UK Audio edition
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories of a Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7435-1807-1 / 978-0-7435-1807-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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January 2001 : USA Audio CD
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-7435-1808-X / 978-0-7435-1808-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2001 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2001 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Hour Before Daylight: Memories Of A Rural Boyhood
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK