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The Resource An hour before daylight : memories of a rural boyhood, Jimmy Carter

An hour before daylight : memories of a rural boyhood, Jimmy Carter

Label
An hour before daylight : memories of a rural boyhood
Title
An hour before daylight
Title remainder
memories of a rural boyhood
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Carter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jimmy Carter re-creates his Depression-era boyhood on a Georgia farm, before the civil rights movement that changed it and the country." "He offers portrait of his father, a brilliant farmer and strict segregationist who treated black workers with his own brand of "separate" respect and fairness, and his strong-willed and well-read mother, a nurse who cared for all in need - regardless of their position in the community." "Carter describes the five other people who shaped his early life, only two of them white: his eccentric relatives who sometimes caused the boy to examine his heritage with dismay; the boyhood friends with whom he hunted with slingshots and boomerangs and worked the farm, but who could not attend the same school; and the eminent black bishop who refused to come to the Carters' back door but who would stand near his Cadillac in the front yard discussing crops and politics with Jimmy's father." "Carter's clean and eloquent prose evokes a time when the cycles of life were predictable and simple and the rules were heartbreaking and complex. In his singular voice and with a novelist's gift for detail, Jimmy Carter creates a sensitive portrait of an era that shaped the nation."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carter, Jimmy
Dewey number
  • 973.926/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E873
LC item number
.C36 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carter, Jimmy
  • Carter family
  • Presidents
  • Farmers
  • Plains (Ga.)
  • Plains (Ga.)
  • Country life
  • Plains Region (Ga.)
Label
An hour before daylight : memories of a rural boyhood, Jimmy Carter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45080101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780743211932
Lccn
00048248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An hour before daylight : memories of a rural boyhood, Jimmy Carter
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45080101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780743211932
Lccn
00048248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
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