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Why Not the Best?

Why Not the Best?

(1975)
The First Fifty Years
A non fiction book by

 
When a little-known former Southern Governor named Jimmy Carter decided to seek the Presidency, he wrote, "Why Not the Best?" as a means of letting voters know who he was and his sense of values. The title comes from a question Admiral Rickover asked him during a job interview, following his graduation from the Naval Academy. "Did you do your best?" Rickover asked. Carter initially answered "yes sir" but after some thought said, "no sir, I didn't always do my best." Describing the scene years later, Carter writes, "He asked one final question which I have never been able to forget-or to answer. He said, "Why not?"

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-86065-000-6 / 978-0-86065-000-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Kingsway Publications
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January 1977 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Why not the best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-8054-5582-5 / 978-0-8054-5582-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadman Press
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1977 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: why Not the Best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-8054-5583-3 / 978-0-8054-5583-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadman Press (1977).
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December 1975 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-8054-5561-2 / 978-0-8054-5561-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baptist Sunday School Board
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Paperback Editions

August 1996 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 1-55728-418-0 / 978-1-55728-418-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
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July 1976 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-552-60198-5 / 978-0-552-60198-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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June 1976 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
ISBN: 0-553-10198-6 / 978-0-553-10198-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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July 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years
Author(s): Jimmy Carter
Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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