Beyond the White House : Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope

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by Jimmy Carter

In summer 2007 former president Jimmy Carter caused uproar when he described George W. Bush's foreign policy as the worst in history. Not because people disagreed, but because it was unheard-of for former presidents to attack incumbents.

But Carter is no ordinary former president. Now eighty-two years old, and nearly thirty years after he left office, Carter has experienced arguably the fullest and most effective post-presidential career in history, including winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. After a period in office that even supporters acknowledge was not wholly successful, his drive, philanthropy and honesty have ensured that his overall reputation as a statesman and man of peace is assured.

Now, in this enthralling and inspiring memoir of the post-White House years, Carter reveals the challenges, rewards and excitements of refusing to ease himself into comfortable retirement.