Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency

Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency

Peter G. Bourne / Sep 17, 2019

Jimmy Carter A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post Presidency Jimmy Carter s friend and former White House associate reassesses this enigmatic and paradoxically private public man vilified and misunderstood as our th president beloved and admired today as t

  • Title: Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency
  • Author: Peter G. Bourne
  • ISBN: 9780684195438
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jimmy Carter s friend and former White House associate reassesses this enigmatic and paradoxically private, public man, vilified and misunderstood as our 39th president, beloved and admired today as the Great Peacemaker and social activist photos.

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        Peter G Bourne born 1939 in Oxford, England is a physician, anthropologist, author and international civil servant with experience in several senior government positions.enpedia wiki Peter_B


    334 Comments

    1. Peter Bourne has done an admirable job of collecting a great deal of information on the Carter presidency while at the same time capturing the essence of Jimmy Carter. A reader comes away with a much better understanding of the inner workings of Carter and the reasons behind his sometimes moralistic approach to the presidency. I also appreciate the effort the author expended to examine the work Carter has done after his one term in the White House. While there are some negative elements to his r [...]


    2. Tediously detailed book on Carter and how he was elected, life after he lost second term. Didn't realize the extent of his service in the Navy. Focused detailed man who studied issues before dealing with them. Although he would listen to others advice he often stubbornly kept his own counsel. He was so driven morally and religiously I never got the feeling he every let down and had any fun.


    3. This book does recount major events in Jimmy Carter's presidency, but the author, being a former White House staffer, doesn't seem to give a fair account of some of those events. That being said, Bourne does paint an interesting picture of Carter's personality, strengths, and weaknesses.



    4. Bourne’s biography is simply not a well conceived book. On the positive side, Bourne does describe and analyze in great detail Carter’s unshakable Christian faith and how that faith shaped his personal and political conduct. When it comes to being a Christian, Jimmy Carter is the real deal. I doubt any other president has been so dedicated to his faith.Most interesting (and unknown to me until I read Bourne’s book) was Carter’s devotion to the teachings of theologian Reinhold Niebhur. Ca [...]


    5. I picked up the book when I saw its title for the first time. The title reminded me that I have absolutely no knowledge about Jimmy Carter. I knew he was an American president. But what did he do? I could conceal my ignorance behind the facade that I have no need to learn about American politics & history, but then this political regime wielded influence all over the world, and affected so many human lives. So in the end, what did this book teach me? I repeat, I still have no interest in Jim [...]


    6. Came in just under the wire for this one! Finished on the last day of February :) I loved this except for the 70 dense pages on his campaign for presidency. That part was a yawn, but the author was personally involved so I felt like he was just pumped about it. I kind of loved Jimmy Carter's love for all things human rights. He got into politics almost accidentally, just because it seemed like a way to help out and then just kept getting elected. The presidency maybe wasn't the greatest fit for [...]


    7. Bourne presents a much more in-depth look at Carter than I'm used to seeing/hearing. It turns out Jimmy was an outsider who managed his way to the nation's top honor, which is for some reason lost on those who take Fox News seriously. This bio also underscores what I've thought all along - like it or not, Americans need "real politicians" in Washington, and anybody who runs for office with their main qualification being a non-politician are best ignored.


    8. If you lived through the Carter years then this is a must read. It is not a one sided look into Jimmy's life but a comprehensive one. Peter G Bourne is a friend of President Carter but he did not spare Jimmy's feelings when dealing with his short comings. Many of the things written about are from Peter's on experience when he worked for the President. Lots of first hand information that is backed up from other sources. Great read. This book should be on everyones to read list.




    9. Very insightful regarding his presidency and the major politically and world news events occurring in the late 70's.


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