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The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter

Author : Jimmy Carter
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When Jimmy Carter was a boy he helped break the land with a mule-drawing plow. It was slow and tedious work. But, "looking back at the end of a day and seeing how much cropland had been prepared for planting," he says, "I enjoyed a sense of accomplishment and self-satisfaction, knowing that I had done all that was humanly possible, even as a young boy, and had left behind me the visible proof of my work." He continues: "I still have similar emotions while working in my woodshop. Periods of drudgery that come with the repetitive use of chisel, drawknife, spokeshave, plane, rasp, scraper, sandpaper, or paint brush fade into relative insignificance when I can examine the result of my labor. The excitement of an original design, the meticulous detail of precise measurements, the characteristics of the chosen wood, the heft and beauty of the hand tools--some of them ancient in design--are all positive aspects of crafting a piece of furniture. I like to see what I have done, what I have made. The pleasure does not fade as the years go by; in fact, with age my diminished physical strength has eliminated some of the formerly competing hobbies and made woodworking even more precious to me." The basic purpose of this book is to show the reader that even those with limited talent can develop adequate skills to produce worthwhile things. The entire process, from learning to creating, can be enjoyable. There is no limit to the skill that woodworkers can seek, and a few may uncover a level of artistry that is professionally beneficial.

His Very Best

Author : Jonathan Alter
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From one of America’s most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize–winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure—ridiculed and later revered—with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child—raised mostly by a black woman farmhand—into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

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Faith

Author : Jimmy Carter
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In this powerful and personal reflection, a New York Times bestseller, President Jimmy Carter contemplates how faith has sustained him in happiness and disappointment and considers how we may find it in our own lives. All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, “The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings. In this book, my primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. The religious aspects of faith are also covered, since this is how the word is most often used, and I have included a description of the ways my faith has guided and sustained me, as well as how it has challenged and driven me to seek a closer and better relationship with people and with God.” Quoting eminent Protestant theologians, in Faith President Carter describes his belief in religious freedom, moral politics, and the place of prayer in his daily life. He examines faith’s many meanings, he describes how to accept it, live it, how to doubt and find faith again. This is a serious and moving reflection from one of America’s most admired and respected citizens.

Political Campaign Craftsmanship

Author : Edward Schwartzman
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Over one billion dollars are spent in presidential election years on an expensive art form: political campaigns. Many political observers believe that at least half that amount is wasted. But which half? Edward Schwartzman answers that question based upon experience gained in seventy-five campaigns. Political Campaign Craftsmanship treats both the art and science of campaigning, describing the procedures basic to modern professional campaigning. This practical guide to campaigns covers the entire process and gives specific strategies for every phase.

Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

Author : Anna Lorraine Guthrie
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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

The Georgia Review

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Biography Index

Author : Bea Joseph
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U S News World Report

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Power and Organization Development

Author : Larry E. Greiner
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A member of the AWL OD Series! Power and Organization Development argues that OD and power can and should be reconciled and integrated in the implementation of change. This book provides the reader with a solid grounding in the role of power and politics in organizations, with a specific focus on how managers use power bases and strategies to get things done, as well as provides the reader with strategies and intervention techniques for bringing about change in an organization.

Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada

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Bowker s Complete Video Directory 1999

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Choosing the President 1984

Author : League of Women Voters (U.S.). Education Fund
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From the early jockeying and the first candidate announcements to the final tally on that Tuesday in November, choosing the president is an exciting, complex, sometimes bewildering, and ever evolving process that dominates American politics for up to two years.

American Preservation

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Today s Education

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Biography News

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The Washingtonian

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Labor

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Entertainment Awards

Author : Don Franks
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Describes the awarding agencies and lists the recipients of the Oscar, Golden Globe, Grammy, New York Film Critic's Circle award, Pulitzer, Tony, Obie, New York Drama Critics' Circle award, Prime-Time Emmy, Daytime Emmy, and Peabody award

Human Relations

Author : Andrew J. DuBrin
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