Prophet from Plains : Jimmy Carter and His Legacy Paperback / softback
This is a concise biography of the thirty-ninth president. ""Prophet from Plains"" covers Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter's major achievements and setbacks in light of what has been at once his greatest asset and his greatest flaw: his stubborn, faith-driven integrity.
Carter's remarkable post presidency is still in the making; however, he has already redefined the role for all who follow him.
Carter was not an irresolute president, says Frye Gaillard, but rather one so certain of his own rectitude that he misjudged the importance of 'selling' himself to America.
Carter's established priorities did not change once he was out of office, but he was far more effective outside the strictures of presidential politics. ""Prophet from Plains"" locates Carter in the tradition of Old Testament prophets who took uncompromising stands for peace and justice.
Resisting the role of an above - the-fray elder statesman, Carter has thrust himself into international controversies in ways that some find meddlesome and others heroic.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: University of Georgia Press
- Publication Date: 15/06/2009
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780820333328
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