Summary of His Very Best
From HIS VERY BEST: Jimmy Carter, A Life by Jonathan Alter. Copyright @ 2020 by Jonathan Alter. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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Journalist Jonathan Alter’s extensive biography reports that former Naval officer and one-term US president Jimmy Carter is an underappreciated peacemaker who defused conflict in potential war zones in Central America, the Middle East and Asia. In 1978, Carter’s dogged dedication to diplomacy helped Israel and Egypt agree on the historic Camp David Accords, which prevented war between the two countries. Carter also pushed to return control of the Panama Canal to Panama. Alter highlights Carter’s accomplishments and the problems that overshadowed them.
About the Author
Award-winning author, columnist and documentary filmmaker Jonathan Alter’s three bestsellers include The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (2013), The Promise: President Obama, Year One (2010), and The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope (2006).
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