First Lady from Plains

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University of Arkansas Press, Nov 1, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
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"What makes Rosalynn Carter so interesting and her memoir so compelling is her awareness that she is part of a long and distinguished historical tradition: the southern lady in politics . . . What ought to be a continuing legacy is Rosalynn's success in breaking new ground as a First Lady, without uprooting the traditions of the past." --Minneapolis Tribune
 

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This audio book was just as good as the memories of her husband. I was't sure how I'd take to hearing about putting on dinner parties in the Gerogia Governors' mansion, but Mrs. Carter explains it in ... Read full review

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Contents

The Early Years
1
The Return to Plains
31
The Governors Mansion
72
The 76 Campaign
119
The White House
151
Conservation Controversy Protection and the Press
172
Envoy to Latin America
195
People Parties and Protocol
227
Summit at Camp David
255
The Office of the First Lady
291
Iran and the Beginning of the End
324
The Last Six Months
359
Epilogue
379
Index
385
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