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Jimmy Carter : president and peacemaker
Whitelaw, Nancy.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Back to Plains -- Learning the ropes -- Governor Carter -- Carter and Ford -- Crisis of spirit -- Campaigning again -- From President to world citizen -- New opportunities -- Promoting democracy -- Committed and tireless -- We can choose.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.6 4.0 129640.
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E873 .W47 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Author Notes

Nancy Whitelaw is the author of several books for young readers

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Booklist Review

Gr. 7-10. Whitelaw, who previously wrote biographies of presidents Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson, now presents the life and accomplishments of Jimmy Carter. Beginning with his childhood, in rural Georgia, the book traces Carter's story, detailing events during his political career as state senator, governor, and president as well as his lifelong public service in other arenas, both locally and internationally. The necessity of filling in young readers on world events during the Carter presidency makes some passages rather solid with information, but Whitelaw does a good job of presenting political history in perspective, returning the book's focus to the man, and using quotations to give him a voice within the narrative. Black-and-white photographs illustrate the book. Back matter includes a time line, source notes for quotations, and lists of books and Web sites. A straightforward biography from the Notable Americans series. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Back to Plainsp. 9
Chapter 2 Learning the Ropesp. 21
Chapter 3 Governor Carterp. 32
Chapter 4 Carter and Fordp. 40
Chapter 5 Crisis of Spiritp. 51
Chapter 6 Campaigning Againp. 62
Chapter 7 From President to World Citizenp. 71
Chapter 8 New Opportunitiesp. 81
Chapter 9 Promoting Democracyp. 91
Chapter 10 Committed and Tirelessp. 100
Chapter 11 We Can Choosep. 111
Timelinep. 119
Sourcesp. 120
Bibliographyp. 124
Websitesp. 125
Indexp. 126