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Beyond the White House; Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope

Carter, Jimmy

Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2007
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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xiv, 272, [2] pages. Index. Signed Carter Center bookplate on fep. Letter on The Carter Center letterhead to an Ambassadors Circle member by Annual Fund official laid in. DJ has slight wear and soiling. James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he also served as the Governor of Georgia prior to his election as president. Carter has remained active in public life during his post-presidency, and in 2002 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center. In 2012, Carter surpassed Herbert Hoover as the longest-retired president in U.S. history, and he is also the first president to mark the 40th anniversary of his inauguration. He set up the Carter Center in 1982 as his base for advancing human rights. He has also traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. In addition, Carter is considered a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project and he has written several books about various topics. Beyond the White House is a book written by Jimmy Carter in 2007. It describes his activities after leaving the presidency in 1981. Derived from a Kirkus review: The former president surveys 25 years of global good works, both political and humanitarian. After leaving the White House, Carter wished to create a nonpartisan agency dedicated to action in the service of peace, freedom, democracy, human rights, environmental quality, nuclear-arms control and the alleviation of suffering from disease. So was born the Carter Center, an institution designed to be respectful of cultural ways, knowledgeable and sophisticated regarding the complexity of international affairs, and unbending in its core values. In a series of stories, he describes the Center's work and the specific ways in which it's carried out. These tales provide a ground-level view of the action, much of it edge-of-the-seat and not a little dangerous. Carter rekindled the Camp David Accords when he felt the Reagan administration was dragging its feet. He also tweaked the State Department's nose by traveling to North Korea to discuss nuclear armament and he castigates President Bush for deriding peace efforts with that country. He is diplomacy in motion, a come-let-us-reason-together guy. Makes a strong case for the Carter Center as an effective tool for international diplomacy, human welfare and social reform. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 73627

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Title: Beyond the White House; Waging Peace, ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: 1st Edition

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