Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President

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University of Arkansas Press, Oct 1, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
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Available for the first time in paperback, Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter’s account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Office.

Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter’s account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Offce. Mr. Carter writes candidly about the crises that confronted him during his tenure as President of the United States and leader of the free world, from 1977 to 1981.

“The President who cared” details his anguish over the hostage crisis in Iran, his triumph against all odds at Camp David, his secret communications with China’s Deng Xiaoping, and his dramatic and revealing encounters with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, and other world leaders.

Mr. Carter also shares glimpses of his private world—his feelings of being an outsider in Washington, his relationship with Rosalynn, his pain about the attacks on his friends and his brother Billy.

Captivatingly written, this rich historical document delineates a morally responsible president who has continued to earn respect and admiration as a world statesman and advocate for the poor and repressed of all nations.

 

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Insightful and perceptive. Carter was too honest for politics. Read full review

Contents

II A Graduate Course in America
17
III An Outside in Washington
67
IV On the Same Earth
143
V No More War
273
VI Iran and the Last Year
439
Afterword
605
Acknowledgments
607
Index
609
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President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

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