A Remarkable Mother

A Remarkable Mother

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Baker & Taylor
The thirty-ninth president shares a portrait of his mother that relates her humanitarian contributions as an advocate for social justice, describes her Peace Corps volunteerism, and salutes her non-participation in the prejudices of the racially segregated South during the Great Depression. 350,000 first printing.

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& Taylor

The thirty-ninth president shares a portrait of his mother that relates her humanitarian contributions as an advocate for social justice, describes her Peace Corps volunteerism, and salutes her non-participation in the prejudices of the racially segregated South.

Simon and Schuster
A Remarkable Mother is President Carter's loving, admiring, wry homage to Miss Lillian Carter, who championed the underdog always, even when her son was president.

A registered nurse, pecan grower, university housemother, Peace Corps volunteer, public speaker, and renowned raconteur, Miss Lillian ignored the mores and prejudices of the racially segregated South of the Great Depression years. She was an avid supporter of the Brooklyn Dodgers (because she happened to attend the first major league baseball game in which Jackie Robinson, from Cairo, Georgia, played), was a favored guest on television talk shows (usually able to "steal the microphone" from hosts such as Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite), and an important role model for the nation. Jimmy Carter's mother emerges from this portrait as redoubtable, generous, and forward-looking. He ascribes to her the inspiration for his own life's work of commitment and faith.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416562450
1416562451
Characteristics: xiii, 222 p. : ill ; 19 cm

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